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Today in entertainment history: May 28

Today in entertainment history: May 28

THIS DAY IN 1966:Ike and TIna Turner released "River Deep, Mountain High." Photo: Associated Press

1966: Ike and Tina Turner released “River Deep, Mountain High.”

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.

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

Today’s Birthdays: 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 (“24”) is 33. Singer Colbie Caillat is 30. Actress Carey Mulligan (“The Great Gatsby”) is 30.

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