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Today in entertainment history: May 2

Today in entertainment history: May 2

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:Wrestler-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is 44 today. Photo: WENN

1967: Capitol Records announced that The Beach Boys had abandoned their “Smile” album project.

1979: “Quadrophenia,” the film based on The Who’s album of the same name, opened in London. On the same day, The Who played its first concert with new drummer Kenney Jones, who replaced the late Keith Moon.

1980: the South African government banned the Pink Floyd song “Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two).” The song, which includes children chanting the chorus, “We don’t need no education,” had been adopted as the anthem for black children who boycotted schools because of inferior education standards.

2010: The stage at the Grand Ole Opry was submerged after record rains and flooding hit Nashville.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Englebert Humperdinck is 80. Country singer R.C. Bannon is 71. Country singer Larry Gatlin is 68. Singer Lou Gramm of Foreigner is 66. Actress Christine Baranski is 64. Singer Angela Bofill is 62. Actor Brian Tochi (“Revenge of the Nerds,” ”Police Academy”) is 57. Actress Elizabeth Berridge (“The John Larroquette Show”) is 54. Country singer Ty Herndon is 54. Wrestler-actor Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is 44. Actress Jenna Von Oy (“Blossom”) is 39. Actress Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” ”The Office”) is 36. Actor Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”) is 35. Actor Gaius (GEYE’-ehs) Charles (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 33. Singer Lily Allen is 31. Guitarist Jim Almgren of Carolina Liar is 30. Actress Kay Panabaker (“No Ordinary Family,” ”Summerland”) is 26.

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