Today in entertainment history: Aug. 8

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 8

THIS DAY IN 2001: Actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (seen here in 1996) were divorced after eleven years of marriage. Photo: Associated Press/Kevork Djansezian

1975: Singer Hank Williams Jr. suffered severe head injuries when he fell while mountain climbing in Montana. He returned to performing months later.

1986: Singer David Crosby was paroled from a Texas prison. He had been serving time for drug and weapons charges.

1992: Metallica singer James Hetfield was injured by a stage explosion at a concert in Montreal. At that same show, Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose lost his voice and cut short their set. Fans rioted when the concert ended early.

2001: Actor Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were divorced after eleven years of marriage.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Richard Anderson (“The Six Million Dollar Man,” ”The Bionic Woman”) is 88. Actress Nita Talbot is 84. Country singer Mel Tillis is 82. Actor Dustin Hoffman is 77. Actress Connie Stevens is 76. Country singer Phil Balsley of The Statler Brothers is 75. Actor Larry Wilcox (“CHiPS”) is 67. Actor Keith Carradine is 65. Singer Airrion Love of The Stylistics is 65. Country singer Jamie O’Hara is 64. Actor Donny Most (“Happy Days”) is 61. Keyboardist Dennis Drew of 10,000 Maniacs is 57. News anchor Deborah Norville is 56. Guitarist The Edge of U2 is 53. Drummer Rikki Rockett of Poison is 53. Rapper Kool Moe Dee is 52. Singer Scott Stapp of Creed is 41. Country singer Mark Wills is 41. Guitarist Tom Linton of Jimmy Eat World is 39. Singer J.C. Chasez of ‘N Sync is 38. Singer Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees is 38. Singer Marsha Ambrosius (Floetry) is 37. Actress Actress Lindsay Sloane (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is 37. Countess Vaughn (“The Parkers,” ”Moesha”) is 36. Actor Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”) is 34. Actress Meagan Good (“Think Like A Man”) is 33.

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