Today in entertainment history: July 28

Today in entertainment history: July 28

THIS DAY IN 1987:The Beatles sued Nike and Capitol Records over the use of the song "Revolution" in shoe commercials. Photo: Associated Press

1957: Jerry Lee Lewis made his television debut on “The Steve Allen Show.”

1973:One of the biggest rock festivals at the time took place in Watkins Glen, New York. About 600,000 people came to see The Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers and The Band.

1987: The Beatles sued Nike and Capitol Records over the use of the song “Revolution” in shoe commercials.

2000: Kathie Lee Gifford hosted her last broadcast of “Live With Regis and Kathie Lee.”

2006: Mel Gibson was arrested for drunk driving. The police report says Gibson screamed obscenities and derogatory things about Jewish people.

Today’s Birthdays: Cartoonist Jim Davis (“Garfield”) is 70. Actress Linda Kelsey (“Lou Grant”) is 69. Singer Jonathan Edwards is 69. Actress Sally Struthers is 68. Actress Georgia Engel (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” ”Coach”) is 67. Drummer Simon Kirke of Bad Company is 66. Guitarist Steve Morse of Deep Purple is 61. Bassist Marc Perlman of The Jayhawks is 54. Actor Michael Hayden (“Murder One”) is 52. Actress Lori Loughlin (“90210,” ”Full House”) is 51. Actress Elizabeth Berkley (“Showgirls,” “Saved By The Bell”) is 43. Singer Afroman is 41. Drummer Todd Anderson of Heartland is 40. Singer Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach is 39. Rapper Soulja Boy is 25.

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