News

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 5

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 5

DIVORCED IN '96: Elizabeth Taylor, left, waves goodbye as she and fiance Larry Fortensky leave a New York news conference Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 11, 1991. Photo: Associated Press/Richard Drew

A look back at some of Hollywood’s memorable moments.

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 77. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 73. Actor David Selby (“Dark Shadows,” ”Falcon Crest”) is 73. Singer Cory Wells of Three Dog Night is 72. Singer Al Kooper is 70. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 68. Actress Barbara Hershey is 66. Actor-director-comedian Christopher Guest is 66. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”) is 53. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 52. Actress Laura Linney (“Love Actually,” ”The Truman Show”) is 50. Bassist Duff McKagan of Velvet Revolver (and Guns N’ Roses) is 50. Actor Chris Parnell is 47. Singer Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors is 46. Singer Bobby Brown is 45. Country singer Sara Evans is 43. Actor Darren Criss (“Glee”) is 27. Actor Jeremy Sumpter (“Friday Night Lights,” ”Peter Pan”) is 25.

Latest Stories

in National, World

CDC: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by early next year

Fresh
ebola

Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the virus by 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday.

in Music

You can drive in Slayer style

Fresh
slayer

The new Slayer-mobile from automaker Scion is so stacked with features you may never actually drive it.

in National

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in prison

Fresh
binladensoninlaw

A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on terrorism charges.