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Today in entertainment history: April 8

Today in entertainment history: April 8

ON THIS DAY IN 1994: Kurt Cobain was found dead at the age of 27. Photo: Associated Press

1963: “Lawrence of Arabia” won the Oscars for best picture and best director.

1973: Neil Young’s autobiographical film “Journey Through The Past” premiered at the U.S. Film Festival in Dallas.

1975: “The Godfather Part Two” won the best picture Oscar.

1986: Actor Clint Eastwood won his bid to become mayor of Carmel, California.

1994:Singer Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was found dead in his Seattle home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 27.

Today’s Birthdays: Comedian Shecky Greene is 90. Original Mouseketeer Darlene Gillespie is 75. Singer J.J. Jackson is 75. Singer Peggy Lennon of the Lennon Sisters is 75. Songwriter Leon Huff of Gamble and Huff is 74. Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes (and of Asia) is 69. Bassist Mel Schacher of Grand Funk Railroad is 65. Singer-actor John Schneider is 56. Guitarist Izzy Stradlin (Guns N’ Roses) is 54. Singer-guitarist Donita Sparks of L7 is 53. Singer Julian Lennon is 53. Actor Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad,” ”Under the Dome”) is 53. Rapper Biz Markie is 52. Actress Robin Wright is 50. Actress Patricia Arquette is 48. Singer Craig Honeycutt of Everything is 46. Drummer Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five is 45. Actress Emma Caulfield (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) is 43. Actor Taylor Kitsch is 35. Singer-guitarist Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend is 32. Actor Taran Noah Smith (“Home Improvement”) is 32. Guitarist Jamie Sierota of Echosmith is 23. Actress Sadie Calvano (“Mom”) is 19.

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