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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 24

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 24

ON THIS DAY: The Eagles' "Greatest Hits" album became the first album in the U.S. to be certified platinum, for at least one million copies sold. Photo: Associated Press

A look back on some of Hollywood’s most memorable moments.

1969: The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed its last British concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall before breaking up.

1976: The Eagles’ “Greatest Hits” album became the first album in the U.S. to be certified platinum, for at least one million copies sold. The new award was conceived because high sales meant too many artists were winning gold records.

1988: Alice Cooper announced he was running for governor of Arizona.

1991: Country star Webb Pierce died. He was 65. On that same day, comedian George Gobel passed away at a southern California hospital at the age of 71. Gobel is probably best known as a regular on the “Hollywood Squares” game show.

1992: Actress Tracy Gold went back to work on the set of the TV sitcom “Growing Pains.” She had left the show to battle anorexia.

1992: Singer Kurt Cobain of Nirvana married singer Courtney Love of Hole in Hawaii.

1993: Eric Clapton won six Grammy Awards, including song and record of the year for “Tears In Heaven,” the song inspired by his late son.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Abe Vigoda is 93. Actor Steven Hill (“Law and Order”) is 92. Actor Dominic Chianese (kee-uh-NAY’-see) (“The Sopranos”) is 83. Movie composer Michel Legrand is 82. Actor Barry Bostwick is 69. Singer-producer Rupert Holmes is 67. Actor Edward James Olmos is 67. Musician George Thorogood is 64. Actress Debra Jo Rupp (“That ’70s Show”) is 63. Actress Helen Shaver (“The Color of Money”) is 63. News correspondent Paula Zahn is 58. Country singer Sammy Kershaw is 56. Actor Mark Moses (“Desperate Housewives”) is 56. Singer Michelle Shocked is 52. Actor Billy Zane is 48. Actress Bonnie Somerville (“NYPD Blue”) is 40. R&B singer Brandon Brown of Mista is 31. Drummer Matt McGinley of Gym Class Heroes is 31.

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