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Today in entertainment history: May 6

Today in entertainment history: May 6

THIS DAY IN 1992:Whitney Houston announced her engagement to Bobby Brown, during her first TV special, "This Is My Life." Photo: Associated Press

1965: Guitarist Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones came up with the riff that formed the foundation of the song “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” He was staying at a motel in Clearwater, Florida, at the time.

1971: Ike and Tina Turner received their only gold single, for their version of “Proud Mary.”

1977: Led Zeppelin broke their own world record for largest audience at a single-act concert when they attracted over 76,000 fans to the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.

1991:A judge in Macon, Georgia, threw out a lawsuit claiming that Ozzy Osbourne’s music drove a 16-year-old boy to suicide. The parents of Michael Waller alleged that their son listened repeatedly to Osbourne’s “Suicide Solution,” then shot himself.

1992: Whitney Houston announced her engagement to Bobby Brown, during her first TV special, “This Is My Life.”

2004: The last episode of “Friends” aired.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Bob Seger is 69. Singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore is 69. Actor Alan Dale (“Lost,” ”Ugly Betty”) is 67. Actor Ben Masters (“Passions”) is 67. Host Tom Bergeron (“Dancing with the Stars,” new “Hollywood Squares”) is 59. Singer John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants is 54. Actress Roma Downey (“Touched by an Angel”) is 54. Actor George Clooney is 53. Singer-bassist Tony Scalzo of Fastball is 50. Guitarist Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish is 47. Guitarist Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters is 43. Actress Gabourey Sidibe (“Precious”) is 31. Comedian Sasheer Zamata (“Saturday Night Live”) is 28.

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