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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 87. Actor Michael Murphy is 76. Actor Lance Henriksen (“Millennium,” ”Aliens”) is 74. Comedian-actor Michael Palin (Monty Python) is 71. Actor Roger Rees (“Boston Common”) is 70. Actor John Rhys-Davies (“Lord of the Rings,” ”Raiders of the Lost Ark”) is 70. Former MTV News correspondent Kurt Loder is 69. Drummer Bill Ward of Black Sabbath is 66. Singer Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen is 55. Newsman Brian Williams is 55. Actress Tina Yothers (“Family Ties”) is 41. Singer Raheem DeVaughn is 39. Singer Craig David is 33. Actress Danielle Fishel (“Boy Meets World”) is 33. Singer Adele is 26. Singer Chris Brown is 25.

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