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Today in entertainment history: May 15

Today in entertainment history: May 15

THIS DAY IN 1988:Michael Jackson became a best-selling author with his autobiography, "Moonwalker." Photo: Associated Press

1963: “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” by Tony Bennett won the Grammy for Record of the Year. Robert GoulĂ© won the best new artist Grammy.

1974: Bassist Bill Wyman became the first Rolling Stone to have a solo album, with the release of “Monkey Grip.”

1988: Michael Jackson made the top of the New York Times best-seller list with his autobiography, “Moonwalker.”

1995: Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots was arrested after allegedly buying drugs in a motel parking lot near Pasadena, California.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress-singer Anna Maria Alberghetti is 79. Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 79. Singer Trini Lopez is 78. Singer Lenny Welch is 77. Actress-singer Lainie Kazan is 73. Actress Gunilla Hutton (“Petticoat Junction,” ”Hee Haw”) is 73. Country singer K.T. Oslin is 73. Musician Brian Eno is 67. Actor Nicholas Hammond (“The Sound of Music”) is 65. Actor Chazz Palminteri is 63. Musician Mike Oldfield is 62. Actor Lee Horsley is 60. Singer Prince Be of PM Dawn is 45. Actor David Charvet (“Melrose Place”) is 43. Actor Russell Hornsby (“Grimm”) is 41. Actor David Krumholtz (“Numb3rs”) is 37. Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos”) is 34. Actress Alexandra Breckenridge (“The Walking Dead,” ”American Horror Story”) is 33. Guitarist Brad Shultz of Cage The Elephant is 33.

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