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Today in entertainment history: March 13

Today in entertainment history: March 13

ON THIS DAY IN 1980: Pink Floyd's "The Wall" was certified Platinum. This 1967 photo shows Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett, top right, with other members of the band, top left, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, left, and Rick Wright. Photo: Associated Press

1971: The Allman Brothers recorded their “Live at the Fillmore East” album in New York.

1975: Singers George Jones and Tammy Wynette were divorced.

1980Pink Floyd’s album “The Wall” reached platinum status.

1987: “Heat of the Night” by Bryan Adams became the first commercially released cassette single in the U.S.

2006: Isaac Hayes quit the cast of “South Park,” saying he could not tolerate the show’s take on religion.

Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Jan Howard is 84. Songwriter Mike Stoller is 81. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 75. Actor William H. Macy is 64. Comedian Robin Duke is 60. Actress Glenne Headly (“Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” ”Mr. Holland’s Opus”) is 59. Actress Dana Delaney (“Body of Proof” ”China Beach”) is 58. Bassist Adam Clayton of U2 is 54. Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard is 52. Drummer Matt McDonough of Mudvayne is 45. Actress Annabeth Gish (“The West Wing,” ”The X-Files”) is 43. Actress Tracy Wells (“Mr. Belvedere”) is 53. Rapper Common is 42. Rapper Khujo of Goodie Mob is 42. Singer Glenn Lewis is 39. Actor Danny Masterson (“That ’70s Show”) is 38.

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