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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 21

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 21

TODAY IN HISTORY: Milli Vanilli won a Grammy for best new artist. The duo later gave up the Grammy in connection with a lip-synching scandal. Photo: Associated Press

A look at the headlines from Hollywood on years past.

1985: Whitney Houston released her self-titled debut album.

1990: Milli Vanilli won a Grammy for best new artist. The duo later gave up the Grammy in connection with a lip-synching scandal.

1992: The Run-DMC rape trial came to an abrupt end in Cleveland when the judge threw out the case. The woman who accused Run of raping her admitted she had no evidence to support her claim.

1995: Bruce Springsteen performed live with the E Street Band for the first time in seven years.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Gary Lockwood is 77. Actor Peter McEnery is 74. Record company executive David Geffen is 71. Actress Tyne Daly is 68. Actor Anthony Daniels (C3P0 in “Star Wars” films) is 68. Actor Alan Rickman is 68. Keyboardist Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads is 65. Actor William Petersen (“C.S.I.”) is 61. Actor Kelsey Grammer is 59. Singer Mary Chapin Carpenter is 56. Actor Jack Coleman is 56. Actor Christopher Atkins is 53. Singer Ranking Roger of General Public and of English Beat is 53. Actor William Baldwin is 51. Country singer Eric Heatherly is 44. Bassist Eric Wilson (Sublime) is 44. Bassist Tad Kinchla of Blues Traveler is 41. Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is 35. Opera/pop singer Charlotte Church is 28. Actress Ashley Green (“Twilight”) is 27. Actress Ellen Page (“Juno”) is 27. Actor Corbin Bleu (“High School Musical,” ”Jump In!”) is 25. Actress Hayley Orrantia (“The Goldbergs”/former contestant “The X Factor”) is 20.

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