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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 5

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 5

THIS DAY IN 2001: Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman announced their separation after 11 years of marriage. Photo: Associated Press

1940: Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded “Tuxedo Junction” for RCA Victor’s Bluebird label.

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.

1996: Actress Elizabeth Taylor filed for divorce from her seventh husband, Larry Fortensky, citing irreconcilable differences.

2001: Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman announced their separation after 11 years of marriage.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Stuart Damon is 78. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 74. Actor David Selby (“Dark Shadows,” ”Falcon Crest”) is 74. Singer Cory Wells of Three Dog Night is 73. Singer Al Kooper is 71. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 69. Actress Barbara Hershey is 67. Actor-director-comedian Christopher Guest is 67. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”) is 54. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 53. Actress Laura Linney (“Love Actually,” ”The Truman Show”) is 51. Bassist Duff McKagan of Velvet Revolver (and Guns N’ Roses) is 51. Actor Chris Parnell is 48. Singer Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors is 47. Singer Bobby Brown is 46. Actor Michael Sheen (“Masters of Sex,” ”Frost/Nixon,” ”Twilight” films) is 46. Actor David Chisum (“Black Box,” ”One Life to Live”) is 45. Country singer Sara Evans is 44. Actor Darren Criss (“Glee”) is 28. Actor Jeremy Sumpter (“Friday Night Lights,” ”Peter Pan”) is 26.

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