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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 11

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 11

THIS DAY IN 1972: Elvis and Priscilla Presley filed for divorce. They had married in May of 1967. Photo: Associated Press

1968: The Beatles released “Hey Jude” backed with “Revolution,” the first single from their Apple Records label.

1972: Elvis and Priscilla Presley filed for divorce. They had married in May of 1967.

1987: Clara Peller, the elderly woman in the “Where’s the beef?” commercials for Wendy’s, died at age 86.

2002: Actor Jason Priestly was seriously injured after crashing a race car head-on into a wall in Sparta, Kentucky. He broke his back, his nose and both feet, as well as suffered a concussion.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress-TV personality Arlene Dahl is 90. Songwriter Kenny Gamble of Gamble and Huff is 72. Bassist Jim Kale of the Guess Who is 72. Country singer John Conlee is 69. Singer Eric Carmen is 66. Wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan is 62. Singer Joe Jackson is 61. Actress Viola Davis (“The Help”) is 50. Actor Joe Rogan (“Fear Factor,” “NewsRadio”) is 48. Actress Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) is 47. Actress Ashley Jensen (“Ugly Betty”) is 47. Actress Sophie Okonedo is 47. Rock guitarist Charlie Sexton is 47. Drummer Chris Dave (Mint Condition) is 47. Rap DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Lucy Pearl, A Tribe Called Quest) is 45. Actor Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World”) is 39. Actor Chris Hemsworth (“Tron,” “The Avengers”) is 32. Guitarist Heath Fogg of Alabama Shakes is 31. Singer J-Boog (B2K) is 30. Rapper Asher Roth is 30.

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