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Today in Entertainment History, February 5, 2013

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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