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February 21, 2018

On Feb. 21, 1985, Whitney Houston released her self-titled debut album.

In 1990, Milli Vanilli won the Grammy for best new artist. The duo later gave up the Grammy in connection with a lip-synching scandal.

In 1992, the Run-DMC rape trial came to an abrupt end in Cleveland when the judge threw out the case. The woman who accused Joseph Simmons, known as Run, of raping her admitted she had no evidence to support her claim.

In 1995, Bruce Springsteen performed live with the E Street Band for the first time in seven years.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Gary Lockwood (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) is 81. Actor Peter McEnery is 78. Record company executive David Geffen is 75. Actress Tyne Daly is 72. Actor Anthony Daniels (C3P0 in “Star Wars” films) is 72. Keyboardist Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) is 69. Actor William Petersen (“C.S.I.”) is 65. Actor Kelsey Grammer is 63. Singer Mary Chapin Carpenter is 60. Actor Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”) is 60. Actor Jack Coleman is 60. Actor Christopher Atkins is 57. Singer Ranking Roger of General Public and of English Beat is 57. Actor William Baldwin is 55. Actress Aunjanue Ellis (“Quantico”) is 49. Country singer Eric Heatherly is 48. Bassist Eric Wilson (Sublime) is 48. Bassist Tad Kinchla of Blues Traveler is 45. Singer Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops is 41. Actor Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) is 39. Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is 39. Comedian Jordan Peele of Key and Peele is 39. Opera/pop singer Charlotte Church is 32. Actress Ashley Greene (“Twilight”) is 31. Actress Ellen Page (“Inception,” ″Juno”) is 31. Actor Corbin Bleu (“High School Musical,” ″Jump In!”) is 29. Actress Hayley Orrantia (“The Goldbergs”/former contestant “The X Factor”) is 24. Actress Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”) is 22.

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