Today in entertainment history: June 21

Today in entertainment history: June 21

THIS DAY IN 1987:Guns N' Roses, seen here at the MTV Awards in 1992, released their debut album, "Appetite for Destruction." Photo: Associated Press/Kevork Djansezian

1971: Carole King received a gold album for “Tapestry.”

1975: Willie Nelson made his debut on the album charts with “Red Headed Stranger.” It contained the hit “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.”

1987: Guns N’ Roses released their debut album, “Appetite for Destruction.”

1990: The BBC’s Radio One apologized to listeners after Madonna repeatedly cursed during a live concert broadcast.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Kay Starr is 92. Movie director Norman Jewison is 88. Actress Patricia Elliott (“One Life To Live”) is 72. Actor Edward Herrmann (“Gilmore Girls”) is 71. Actor Leigh Lawson (“Tess”) is 69. Singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 66. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) is 66. Comedian-actor Robin Williams is 63. Singer-guitarist Eric Bazilian of The Hooters is 61. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 57. Actor Lance Guest (“Lou Grant”) is 54. Singer Emerson Hart of Tonic is 45. Actress Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”) is 44. Country singer Paul Brandt is 42. Actress Ali Landry is 41. Actor Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”) is 36. Actor Josh Hartnett is 36. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 36. “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis is 33. Drummer Will Berman of MGMT is 32. Keyboardist Johan Carlsson of Carolina Liar is 30. Actress Vanessa Lengies (“Stick It,” ”American Dreams”) is 29.

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