Today in History: Saturday, March 14

Musician Quincy Jones and his wife, actress Peggy Lipton, hold Jones' star which was placed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on March 14, 1980. (AP Photo/Barfield)
Musician Quincy Jones and his wife, actress Peggy Lipton, hold Jones' star which was placed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on March 14, 1980. (AP Photo/Barfield)

On March 14th, 1943, Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” premiered in New York.

In 1972, Carole King won the album of the year Grammy for “Tapestry,” record of the year for “It’s Too Late” and song of the year for “You’ve Got A Friend.” She also won a fourth Grammy that year, for female pop vocal performance for “Tapestry.”

In 1980, producer Quincy Jones got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was his 47th birthday.

In 1981, Eric Clapton was hospitalized in St. Paul, Minnesota, for an attack of bleeding ulcers. He had to cancel a 60-date U.S. tour.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Phil Phillips is 89. Actor Michael Caine is 82. Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 82. Country singer Michael Martin Murphey is 70. Sax player Walt Parazaider (payr-ah-ZAY’-der) of Chicago is 70. Actor Steve Kanaly (“Dallas”) is 69. Comedian Billy Crystal is 67. TV and radio personality Rick Dees is 64. Actor Adrian Zmed is 61. Country singer Jann Browne is 61. Actress Tamara Tunie (tuh-MAH’-ruh TOO’-nee) (“Law and Order: SVU”) is 56. Actress Penny Johnson Jerald (“24”) is 54. Actress Elise Neal (“All of Us”) is 49. Drummer Michael Bland of Soul Asylum is 46. Singer Kristian Bush of Sugarland is 45. Actress Betsy Brandt (“Breaking Bad”) is 42. Actress Grace Park (“Battlestar Galactica”) is 41. Actor Daniel Gillies (“The Originals,” ”Vampire Diaries”) is 39. Actor Corey Stoll (“House of Cards” ”The Bourne Legacy”) is 39. Actor Chris Klein is 36. Singer-keyboardist Taylor Hanson of Hanson is 32. Bassist Este Haim (HYM) of Haim is 29.

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