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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 11

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 11

THIS DAY IN 1972: Elvis and Priscilla Presley filed for divorce. They had married in May of 1967. Photo: Associated Press

1968: The Beatles released “Hey Jude” backed with “Revolution,” the first single from their Apple Records label.

1972: Elvis and Priscilla Presley filed for divorce. They had married in May of 1967.

1987: Clara Peller, the elderly woman in the “Where’s the beef?” commercials for Wendy’s, died at age 86.

2002: Actor Jason Priestly was seriously injured after crashing a race car head-on into a wall in Sparta, Kentucky. He broke his back, his nose and both feet, as well as suffered a concussion.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress-TV personality Arlene Dahl is 89. Songwriter Kenny Gamble of Gamble and Huff is 71. Bassist Jim Kale of the Guess Who is 71. Country singer John Conlee is 68. Singer Eric Carmen is 65. Wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan is 61. Singer Joe Jackson is 60. Actress Viola Davis (“The Help”) is 49. Actor Joe Rogan (“Fear Factor,” ”NewsRadio”) is 47. Actress Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) is 46. Actress Ashley Jensen (“Ugly Betty”) is 46. Rock guitarist Charlie Sexton is 46. Drummer Chris Dave (Mint Condition) is 46. Rap DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Lucy Pearl, A Tribe Called Quest) is 44. Actor Nigel Harman (“Downton Abbey”) is 41. Actor Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World”) is 38. Actor Chris Hemsworth (“Tron,” ”The Avengers”) is 31. Guitarist Heath Fogg of Alabama Shakes is 30. Singer J-Boog (B2K) is 29. Rapper Asher Roth is 29.

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