Today in Entertainment History

On March 23, 1950, the best picture Academy Award went to “All The King’s Men.” Broderick Crawford was named best actor. Olivia de Havilland won best actress. The best song Oscar went to “Mona Lisa.”

In 1963, the Beach Boys released the single “Surfin’ USA.”

In 1964, John Lennon’s first book, “In His Own Write,” was published.

In 1973, Yoko Ono was granted permission to live permanently in the U.S.

In 1978, The Police got a deal with A&M Records.

In 1985, singer Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley got married in New York City. They divorced in 1994.

In 1987, the first Soul Train Music Awards were held in Santa Monica, California. Cameo won album of the year for “Word Up,” and Gregory Abbott won best single for “Shake You Down.”

In 1991, Elton John joined George Michael on stage in London for a duet of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.” It was recorded and released as a single.

In 1993, “Across The Borderline,” Willie Nelson’s 35th album for Columbia Records, was released.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Chaka Khan is 68. Actor Amanda Plummer is 64. Actor Catherine Keener is 62. Actor Hope Davis (“The Matador,” ″About Schmidt”) is 57. Actor Richard Grieco (“21 Jump Street”) is 56. Drummer Kevin Griffin of Yankee Grey is 56. Actor Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Two and A Half Men”) is 55. Singer-keyboardist Damon Albarn of Blur and of Gorillaz is 53. Actor Kelly Perine (“Knight Squad,” ″One on One”) is 52. Drummer John Humphrey of The Nixons is 51. Bandleader Reggie Watts (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”) is 49. Actor Randall Park (“The Interview,” ″Fresh Off The Boat”) is 47. Actor Michelle Monaghan is 45. Actor Keri Russell is 45. Actor Brandon J. Dirden (“For Life”) is 43. Gossip blogger Perez Hilton is 43. Singer Paul Martin of Marshall Dyllon is 43. Actor Nicholle Tom (“The Nanny”) is 43. Country singer Brett Young is 40.

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