Today in entertainment history: April 9

Today in entertainment history: April 9

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 89. Photo: Associated Press

1962: “West Side Story” won the Academy Award for best picture.

1984: “Terms of Endearment” was the big winner at the Academy Awards. “Flashdance” was named best original song.

1992: Amy Grant was honored with the Artist of the Year award at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards.

1997: Soundgarden announced its breakup. They have since reformed.

Today’s Birthdays: Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 89. Naturalist Jim Fowler (“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom”) is 85. Actress Michael Learned (“The Waltons”) is 76. Country singer Margo Smith is 73. Country singer Hal Ketchum is 62. Actor Dennis Quaid is 61. Country guitarist Dave Innis of Restless Heart is 56. Actor Mark Pellegrino (“Dexter”) is 50. Actress-model Paulina Porizkova is 50. Actress Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and the City”) is 49. Singer Kevin Martin of Candlebox is 46. Singer Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance is 38. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam (“The Cosby Show”) is 36. Guitarist Albert Hammond Junior of The Strokes is 35. Actor Jay Baruchel (“Knocked Up,” ”Tropic Thunder”) is 33. Actress Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”) is 29. Singer-actor Jesse McCartney (“Summerland”) is 28. Singer Jazmine Sullivan is 28. Actress Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”) is 25. Actress Elle Fanning (“Because of Winn-Dixie”) is 17. Singer Jackie Evancho is 15.

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