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Entertainment History

May 28, 2015 07:07 GMT

On May 28th, 1966, Ike and Tina Turner released "River Deep, Mountain High."

In 1976, the Allman Brothers Band broke up after Gregg Allman testified against his personal road manager, who was charged with drug trafficking. The band reformed in 1978.

In 1977, singer-actor John Davidson escaped a fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky, which killed 164 people and injured 130. Davidson stayed to help the victims.

Also in 1977, Bruce Springsteen settled his year-long suit against ex-manager Mike Appel and immediately began recording his "Darkness on the Edge of Town" album.

In 1983, The US Festival opened in San Bernardino, California. It lost millions of dollars, largely because of huge fees paid to such performers as David Bowie and Van Halen.

In 1996, singer Dave Gahan (GAHN) of Depeche (duh-PESH') Mode was arrested after allegedly overdosing on a speedball of cocaine and heroin at his hotel in suburban Los Angeles.

In 1998, actor Phil Hartman was shot to death by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself. Hartman was 49.

Today's Birthdays: Rockabilly singer-musician Sonny Burgess is 86. Actress Carroll Baker is 84. Actor John Karlen ("Cagney and Lacey") is 82. Actress Beth Howland ("Alice") is 74. Singer Gladys Knight is 71. Actress Sondra Locke is 71. Singer Billy Vera is 71. Singer John Fogerty is 70. Actor Brandon Cruz ("The Courtship of Eddie's Father") is 53. Actress Christa Miller ("Scrubs," "The Drew Carey Show") is 51. Country singer Phil Vassar is 51. Singer Chris Ballew (bah-LOO') of Presidents of the United States of America is 50. Singer Kylie Minogue is 47. Rapper Chubb Rock is 47. Actor Justin Kirk ("Weeds") is 46. Talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck ("Fox and Friends," "The View") is 38. Actor Jake Johnson ("New Girl") is 37. Actress Monica Keena ("Dawson's Creek," "Undeclared") is 36. Actress Alexa Davalos ("Clash of the Titans" "The Chronicales of Riddick") is 33. Actor Megalyn Echikunwoke (eh-cheek-uh-WALK'-ay) ("24") is 33. Singer Colbie Caillat (kal-LAY') is 30. Actress Carey Mulligan ("The Great Gatsby") is 30. Actor Joseph Cross is 29.

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