Today in entertainment history: March 20

Today in entertainment history: March 20

MARRIED: John Lennon married Yoko Ono on this day in 1969. Photo: Associated Press

1952: “An American In Paris” was named best picture at the Oscars.

1964: “Funny Girl,” starring Barbra Streisand, opened on Broadway.

1969:John Lennon married Yoko Ono in a private ceremony in Gibralter.

1990: Singer Gloria Estefan broke her back when her tour bus was hit by a truck in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. She underwent surgery and took months to recover.

1991: Eric Clapton’s 4-year-old son, Conor, died when he fell out of a window in New York.

Today’s Birthdays: Producer Carl Reiner is 92. Actor Hal Linden is 83. Country singer Don Edwards is 75. Country singer-guitarist Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky is 68. Actor William Hurt is 64. Drummer Carl Palmer (Asia; Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 64. Guitarist Jimmie Vaughan (Fabulous Thunderbirds) is 63. Country guitarist Jimmy Seales of Shenandoah is 60. Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway is 57. Director Spike Lee is 57. Actress Theresa Russell is 57. Actress Holly Hunter is 56. Drummer Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) is 53. Model Kathy Ireland is 51. Actor David Thewlis (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) is 51. Actress Jessica Lundy (“Party of Five,” ”Hope and Gloria”) is 48. Actress Liza Snyder (“Yes, Dear”) is 46. Actor Michael Rapaport (“Boston Public”) is 44. Actor Alexander Chaplin (“Spin City”) is 43. Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park is 38. Michael Genadry (“Ed”) is 36. Guitarist Nick Wheeler of All-American Rejects is 32. Actress Christy Carlson Romano (“Even Stevens,” ”Kim Possible”) is 30.

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