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Today in entertainment history: Friday Dec. 20

Today in entertainment history: Friday Dec. 20

JOE WALSH JOINS THE EAGLES: U.S band The Eagles, from left Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy Schmidt, arrive before a screening of History of The Eagles Part One, as part of the Sundance Film Festival in the UK, at the o2 Arena in east London, Thursday, April 25. Walsh joined the band in 1975. Photo: Associated Press/ Joel Ryan/Invision

A look back on Hollywood’s memorable moments that happened on Dec. 20.

1958: George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon performed as The Quarrymen at the wedding reception of Harrison’s brother, Harry.

1967: Singer Ian Anderson and bassist Glenn Cornick formed Jethro Tull.

1968: Author John Steinbeck died in New York at age 66.

1975: Former James Gang member Joe Walsh joined The Eagles. He replaced Bernie Leadon, who left The Eagles for a solo career.

1981: The musical “Dreamgirls,” which was loosely based on the career of Diana Ross and the Supremes, premiered on Broadway.

1986: Randy Travis joined the Grand Ole Opry.

2006: Eminem and Kim Mathers were divorced for a second time. They had first married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. They remarried in January 2006 and he field for divorce again that April.

2007: Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli settled their divorce.

Today’s birthdays: Actor John Hillerman (“Magnum P.I.”) is 81. Actor Tommy Cole (“The Mickey Mouse Club”) is 72. Drummer Bobby Colomby of Blood, Sweat and Tears is 69. Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss is 68. Musician Alan Parsons is 65. Actress Jenny Agutter is 61. Actor Michael Badalucco (“The Practice”) is 59. Actress Blanche Baker (“Shakedown,” ”Holocaust”) is 57. Singer Billy Bragg is 56. Singer-bassist Mike Watt (The Minutemen, fIREHOSE) is 56. Actor Joel Gretsch (“V”) is 50. Country singer Kris Tyler is 49. Singer Chris Robinson of Black Crowes is 47. Singer David Cook (“American Idol”) is 31. Actor Jonah Hill is 30. Singer JoJo is 23.

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