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Today in entertainment history: May 7

Today in entertainment history: May 7

REMEMBER WHEN?: In 1996, actor Martin Lawrence was hospitalized after he was found screaming in a busy intersection in Los Angeles. His doctor said Lawrence was being treated for exhaustion. Photo: Associated Press

1941:Glenn Miller and his Orchestra recorded “Chattanooga Choo Choo” for RCA Victor.

1972:The Rolling Stones released the album “Exile on Main Street,” featuring the song “Tumbling Dice.”

1973: George Harrison released “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth).”

1996:Actor Martin Lawrence was hospitalized after he was found screaming in a busy intersection in Los Angeles. His doctor said Lawrence was being treated for exhaustion.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Thelma Houston is 72. Actress Robin Strasser (“Passions”) is 70. Singer-songwriter Bill Danoff of Starland Vocal Band is 69. Drummer Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead is 69. Drummer Prairie Prince (The Tubes) is 65. Actor Michael E. Knight (“All My Children”) is 56. Guitarist Phil Campbell of Motorhead is 54. Actress Traci Lords is 47. Singer Eagle-Eye Cherry is 44. Actor Breckin Meyer (“Herbie: Fully Loaded,” ”Road Trip”) is 41. Drummer Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys is 29. Comedian Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”) is 28. Actor Alexander Ludwig (“Vikings,” ”The Hunger Games,” ”Race to Witch Mountain”) is 23. Actress Dylan Gelula (“Jennifer Falls,” ”Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) is 21.

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