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Today in entertainment history: March 14

Today in entertainment history: March 14

ON THIS DAY IN 1981: Eric Clapton was hospitalized and had to cancel a 60-date tour. Photo: Associated Press

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.”

1980: Producer Quincy Jones got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was his 47th birthday.

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.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Phil Phillips is 88. Actor Michael Caine is 81. Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 81. Country singer Michael Martin Murphey is 69. Sax player Walt Parazaider of Chicago is 69. Actor Steve Kanaly (“Dallas”) is 68. Comedian Billy Crystal is 66. Actor Adrian Zmed is 60. Country singer Jann Browne is 60. Actress Tamara Tunie (“Law and Order: SVU”) is 55. Actress Penny Johnson Jerald (“24″) is 53. Drummer Michael Bland of Soul Asylum is 45. Singer Kristian Bush of Sugarland is 44. Actress Grace Park (“Battlestar Galactica”) is 40. Actor Corey Stoll (“House of Cards” ”The Bourne Legacy”) is 38. Actor Chris Klein is 35. Singer-keyboardist Taylor Hanson of Hanson is 31. Este Haim (Bassist/guitarist for Haim) is 28.

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