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.

Recent Headlines

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Musical morning announcements with Gabrielle Union and Jimmy Fallon


Your vice principal probably never delivered the morning announcements like this.

in Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘The Walking Dead’ gets the ‘Friends’ treatment


What if the hit TV show used a more upbeat opening theme song?

in Music

Taylor Swift dominates American Music Awards nominations


Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Luke Bryan, Maroon 5, Drake, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and Sam Smith are among the artists competing for an AMA trophy.

in Music

Bobby Brown working on ‘unvarnished’ memoir


Get ready for a "raw and unvarnished" memoir by Bobby Brown.

in Entertainment

Another George R.R. Martin TV adaptation is in the works


"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin is throwing his support behind a planned TV adaptation of his 1988 novel "The Skin Trade."