This Day in Showbiz History… May 6

Actor George Clooney (pictured) turns 56 today and singer Bob Segar turns 71. Also born on this day was Orson Welles, who died, aged 70, in 1985.

Robert Sean Leonard, Vanessa Redgrave and Brian Dennehy teamed in a Broadway revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, a play by Eugene O’Neill, which opened in New York on this day in 2003. It took Tony Awards for Best Revival and Best Actress in a Play (Redgrave).

On this day in 1997, both Michael Jackson and the Bee Gees were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while Beatles at Hollywood Bowl, by The Beatles, was released in the UK on this day in 1977.

Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait set fire to the couch on American TV’s Tonight Show on this day in 1994.