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Today in Entertainment History, February 5, 2013

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According to the AP, on Feb. 5:

  • In 1940, Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded "Tuxedo Junction" for RCA Victor's Bluebird label.   
  • In 1957, Bill Haley and His Comets arrived in London for a tour and were mobbed by fans.   
  • In 1972, Paul Simon released his first solo single following his breakup with Art Garfunkel. The song, "Mother and Child Reunion," became a top-five hit.   
  • In 1992, a blues band accompanied Willie Dixon's funeral procession in Chicago. Dixon died of heart failure about a week earlier.   
  • In 1996, actress Elizabeth Taylor filed for divorce from her seventh husband, Larry Fortensky, citing irreconcilable differences.   
  • In 1998, guitarist Tim Kelly of Slaughter was killed in a traffic accident in northwest Arizona. He was 34.   
  • In 2001, actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman announced their separation after 11 years of marriage.     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Country singer Claude King is 90. 
  • Actor Stuart Damon is 76. 
  • Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 72. 
  • Actor David Selby ("Dark Shadows," ''Falcon Crest") is 72. 
  • Singer Cory Wells of Three Dog Night is 71. 
  • Singer Al Kooper is 69. 
  • Actress Charlotte Rampling is 67. 
  • Actress Barbara Hershey is 65. 
  • Actor-director-comedian Christopher Guest is 65. 
  • Actor-comedian Tim Meadows ("Saturday Night Live") is 52. 
  • Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 51. 
  • Actress Laura Linney ("The Truman Show," ''You Can Count On Me") is 49. 
  • Bassist Duff McKagan of Velvet Revolver (and Guns N' Roses) is 49. 
  • Actor Chris Parnell is 46. 
  • Singer Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors is 45. 
  • Singer Bobby Brown is 44. 
  • Country singer Sara Evans is 42. 
  • Actor Darren Criss ("Glee") is 26. 
  • Actor Jeremy Sumpter ("Friday Night Lights," ''Peter Pan") is 24. 


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