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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 Jimmy Ruffin is 75. Singer Thelma Houston is 71. Actress Robin Strasser (“Passions”) is 69. Singer-songwriter Bill Danoff of Starland Vocal Band is 68. Drummer Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead is 68. Drummer Prairie Prince (The Tubes) is 64. Actor Michael E. Knight (“All My Children”) is 55. Guitarist Phil Campbell of Motorhead is 53. Actress Traci Lords is 46. Singer Eagle-Eye Cherry is 43. Actor Breckin Meyer (“Herbie: Fully Loaded,” ”Road Trip”) is 40. Drummer Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys is 28. Comedian Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”) is 27.

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