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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 10

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 10

CHART TOPPER: Pop singer Paula Abdul holds up four fingers representing the number of awards she won during the MTV music video awards at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Ca., Sept. 7, 1989. Abdul won for best female video, dance, choreography and editing for her video "Straight Up." Photo: Associated Press/Alan Greth

A look back on some of the most memorable moments in Hollywood history.

1942: Glenn Miller and his Orchestra received a gold record for their recording of “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” which had sold more than one million copies. It was the first gold record ever presented to an artist. Twelve years later, on this date in 1954, “The Glenn Miller Story,” starring Jimmy Stewart, premiered in New York.

1949: Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” opened on Broadway, with Lee J. Cobb in the role of Willy Loman.

1971: Carole King released her “Tapestry” album.

1990: Paula Abdul became the first female artist to have an album stay in the top ten for over 50 weeks. It was her debut album, “Forever Your Girl.”

1997: Liam Gallagher of Oasis called off his wedding to actress Patsy Kensit because of what he called “obsessive and intrusive” media attention. They quietly got married the following April. They have since separated.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Robert Wagner is 84. Guitarist Don Wilson of The Ventures is 81. Singer Roberta Flack is 77. Singer Jimmy Merchant of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers is 74. Bassist Bob Spalding of The Ventures is 67. Keyboardist Cory Lerios of Pablo Cruise is 63. Actress Kathleen Beller (“Dynasty”) is 58. Country singer Lionel Cartwright is 54. Actress Laura Dern is 47. Country singer Dude Mowrey is 42. Actor Jason Olive (“For Better or Worse) is 42. Actress Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games” movies, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” ”Pitch Perfect”) is 40. Actor Barry Sloane (“Revenge”) is 33. Singer Eric Dill (The Click Five) is 32. Keyboardist Ben Romans of The Click Five is 32. Actress Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story,” ”We’re the Millers”) is 23. Actress Makenzie Vega (“The Good Wife”) is 20. Actress Chloe Grace Moretz (“Kick-Ass,” ”Carrie”) is 17.

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