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Today in entertainment history: May 5

Today in entertainment history: May 5

THIS DAY IN 1986:Cleveland was named as the future site for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It opened nine years later. Photo: Associated Press

1984: Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and Jim Kerr of Simple Minds got married. They have since divorced.

1986: Cleveland was named as the future site for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It opened nine years later.

1990: “Crocodile Dundee” star Paul Hogan and co-star Linda Kozlowski were married in Sydney, Australia.

1997: Charlton Heston was elected the vice president of the National Rifle Association.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Pat Carroll is 89. Actor Michael Murphy is 78. Actor Lance Henriksen (“Millennium,” ”Aliens”) is 76. Comedian-actor Michael Palin (Monty Python) is 73. Actor John Rhys-Davies (“Lord of the Rings,” ”Raiders of the Lost Ark”) is 72. Former MTV News correspondent Kurt Loder is 71. Drummer Bill Ward of Black Sabbath is 68. Actress Melinda Culea (“The A Team,” ”Knots Landing”) is 61. Actress Lisa Eilbacher (“An Officer and a Gentleman,” ”Beverly Hills Cop”) is 59. Singer Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen is 57. Newsman Brian Williams is 57. Actress Tina Yothers (“Family Ties”) is 43. Singer Raheem DeVaughn is 41. Actor Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”) is 37. Singer Craig David is 35. Actress Danielle Fishel (“Boy Meets World”) is 35. Actor Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel,” ”The Tudors”) is 33. Singer Adele is 28. Singer Chris Brown is 27.

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