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Today in Entertainment History

Today in Entertainment History

By The Associated Press undefined

On March 14, 1943, Aaron Copland's (KOH'-plands) "Fanfare for the Common Man" premiered in New York.

In 1972, Carole King won the album of the year Grammy for "Tapestry," record of the year for "It's Too Late" and song of the year for "You've Got A Friend." She also won a fourth Grammy that year, for female pop vocal performance for "Tapestry." Carly Simon was named best new artist.

Also in 1972, California Governor Ronald Reagan pardoned country musician Merle Haggard for crimes Haggard committed in his youth.

In 1980, producer Quincy Jones got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was his 47th birthday.

In 1981, Eric Clapton was hospitalized in St. Paul, Minnesota, for an attack of bleeding ulcers. He had to cancel a 60-date U.S. tour.

In 1995, the album "A Boy Named Goo" by the Goo Goo Dolls was released.

In 2021, Taylor Swift became the first woman to win the album of the year Grammy twice when "Folklore" won. That same day, Beyoncé won four Grammys, bringing her lifetime total to 28. She broke Alison Krauss' record of 27 to become the woman with the most Grammy wins.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Michael Caine is 89. Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 89. Country singer Michael Martin Murphey is 77. Former Chicago sax player Walt Parazaider (payr-ah-ZAY'-der) is 77. Actor Steve Kanaly (kah-NAY'-lee) ("Dallas") is 76. Comedian Billy Crystal is 74. TV and radio personality Rick Dees is 71. Country singer Jann Browne is 68. Actor Adrian Zmed is 68. Actor Tamara Tunie (tuh-MAH'-ruh TOO'-nee) ("Law and Order: SVU") is 63. Actor Penny Johnson Jerald ("Castle," "24") is 62. Actor Elise Neal ("All of Us") is 56. Actor Gary Anthony Williams ("Boston Legal," "Malcolm in the Middle") is 56. Actor Megan Follows ("Reign") is 54. Drummer Michael Bland of Soul Asylum is 53. Singer Kristian Bush of Sugarland is 52. Actor Betsy Brandt ("Breaking Bad") is 49. Actor Grace Park ("Hawaii Five-0," "Battlestar Galactica") is 48. Actor Daniel Gillies ("The Originals," "Vampire Diaries") is 46. Actor Corey Stoll (STOHL) ("House of Cards" "The Bourne Legacy") is 46. Actor Chris Klein is 45. Actor Ryan Cartwright ("Kevin Can Wait") is 41. Actor Kate Maberly ("Finding Neverland") is 40. Singer-keyboardist Taylor Hanson of Hanson is 39. Actor Jamie Bell ("Billy Elliot") is 36. Bassist Este Haim (HYM) of Haim is 36. Actor Ansel Elgort ("Insurgent," "The Fault in Our Stars") is 28.