Today in entertainment history: Feb. 20

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 20

TODAY IN 1967: Singer Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was born. Photo: Associated Press

1967: Singer Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was born.

1969: “Goodbye Cream,” a documentary of Cream’s farewell concert, opened in Baltimore. Fans and critics alike panned the movie for its poor sound quality and strange editing.

1970: The John Lennon single “Instant Karma” was released.

1974: Cher filed for separation from Sonny Bono after 10 years of marriage.

1997: Ben and Jerry’s introduced a new ice cream flavor, Phish Food, named after the rock group Phish. It contained chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, caramel and fish-shaped fudge.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Sidney Poitier is 88. Actress Marj Dusay (“Guiding Light”) is 79. Jazz and soul singer Nancy Wilson is 78. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 74. Actress Sandy Duncan is 69. Guitarist J. Geils of The J. Geils Band is 69. Actress Brenda Blethyn is 69. Actor Peter Strauss is 68. Singer-bassist Walter Becker of Steely Dan is 65. Country singer Kathie Baillie of Baillie and the Boys is 64. Actor John Voldstad (“Newhart”) is 64. Actor Anthony Stewart Head (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) is 61. Actor James Wilby (“Gosford Park”) is 57. Bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing) is 56. Actor Joel Hodgson (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”) is 55. Singer Ian Brown of Stone Roses is 52. Actor French Stewart (“Third Rock from the Sun”) is 51. Model Cindy Crawford is 49. Actor Andrew Shue (“Melrose Place”) is 48. Actress Lili Taylor is 48. Singer Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys is 40. Actress Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”) is 37. Actor Jay Hernandez (“Crazy/Beautiful”) is 37. Actress Chelsea Peretti (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) is 37. Guitarist Coy Bowles of Zac Brown Band is 36. Actress Majandra Delfino (“Roswell”) is 34. Actress/singer Jessie Mueller is 32. Singer Rihanna is 27. Actor Jack Falahee (“How to Get Away With Murder”) 26.

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