Today in entertainment history: Feb. 18

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 18

TODAY IN 1972: Neil Young got a gold record for his album, "Harvest," which includes the number one single, "Heart of Gold." Photo: Associated Press

1953: “Bwana Devil,” the movie that heralded the 3-D fad of the 1950s, opened in New York.

1968: David Gilmour replaced Syd Barrett as lead guitarist for Pink Floyd.

1969: Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees married singer Lulu in England. Three-thousand fans showed up.

1972: Neil Young got a gold record for his album, “Harvest,” which includes the number one single, “Heart of Gold.”

1974: KISS released its self-titled debut album. It only made it to 87 on Billboard’s album chart, but it stayed on the chart for 23 weeks.

1992: Vince Neil quit as lead singer for Motley Crue, after 11 years with the group. He said he wanted to spend more time on his race car driving. He has since returned to the band.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor George Kennedy is 90. Author Toni Morrison is 84. Movie director Milos Forman is 83. Vocalist Yoko Ono is 82. Singer Herman Santiago of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers is 74. Singer Irma Thomas is 74. Actress Jess Walton (“The Young and the Restless”) is 69. Singer Dennis DeYoung (Styx) is 68. Actress Cybill Shepherd is 65. Singer Juice Newton is 63. Singer Randy Crawford is 63. Drummer Robbie Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 62. Keyboardist Larry Rust of Iron Butterfly is 62. Actor John Travolta is 61. Actor John Pankow (“Episodes” ”Mad About You”) is 60. Game show hostess Vanna White (“Wheel of Fortune”) is 58. Actress Greta Scacchi is 55. Actor Matt Dillon is 51. Musician Tommy Scott is 51. Rapper Dr. Dre is 50. Actress Molly Ringwald is 47. Actor Ike Barinholtz (“The Mindy Project”) is 38. Actor Tyrone Burton (“The Parent ‘Hood”) is 36. Musician Regina Spektor is 35. Bassist Zac Cockrell of Alabama Shakes is 27.

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