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Today in entertainment history: March 12

Today in entertainment history: March 12

ON THIS DAY IN 1969: "Mrs. Robinson," by Simon and Garfunkel, won best song. Photo: Associated Press

1958: Singer Billie Holiday was given a year’s probation on a narcotics possession charge. She died the next year of alcohol and drug abuse.

1969: “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon and Garfunkel was named Song and Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards, beating out “Hey Jude” by The Beatles.

1998: Cathay Pacific airline banned Liam Gallagher of Oasis from its flights after he threatened to stab a pilot.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Barbara Feldon (“Get Smart”) is 81. Singer Al Jarreau is 74. Singer-actress Liza Minnelli is 68. Singer James Taylor is 66. Keyboardist Bill Payne of Little Feat is 65. Actor Jon Provost (“Lassie”) is 64. Bassist Steve Harris of Iron Maiden is 58. Singer Marlon Jackson of The Jacksons is 57. Actor Jerry Levine is 57. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 54. Actor Jason Beghe (“Chicago P.D.” ”Chicago Fire” ”Californication”) is 54. Actor Titus Welliver (“Deadwood,” ”Brooklyn South”) is 53. Actress Julia Campbell is 51. Guitarist Graham Coxon of Blur is 45. Actor Rhys Coiro (“Entourage”) is 35. Actor Samm Levine (“Freaks and Geeks”) is 32. Actress Jaimie Alexander (“Thor” films, “Kyle XY”) is 30. Actress Kendall Applegate (“Desperate Housewives”) is 15.

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