Today in History | Lifestyles

Today is Friday, May 28, the 148th day of 2021. There are 217 days left in the year.

On May 28, 1977, 165 people were killed when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky.

In 1863, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, made up of freed Blacks, left Boston to fight for the Union in the Civil War.

In 1959, the U.S. Army launched Able, a rhesus monkey, and Baker, a squirrel monkey, aboard a Jupiter missile for a suborbital flight which both primates survived.

Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West is 83. Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is 77. Singer Gladys Knight is 77. Singer John Fogerty (Creedance Clearwater Revival) is 76. Country singer Phil Vassar is 57. Singer Kylie Minogue  is 53. Olympic gold medal figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva is 50. Television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck is 44. Pop singer Colbie Caillat is 36. Actor Carey Mulligan is 36. 

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