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Today in entertainment history: May 23

Today in entertainment history: May 23

THIS DAY IN 1990:The IRS auctioned off Willie Nelson's golf course and country club for the second time to collect $230,000 toward his delinquent tax bill. After the first auction, the government had bought the property back. Photo: Associated Press

1954: CBS gave Johnny Carson a summer TV game show called “Earn Your Vacation.”

1970: The Grateful Dead played its first British concert at the Hollywood Rock Festival. Their opening act was Mungo Jerry.

1975: The Beach Boys on tour with Chicago literally got the joint jumping for the second night in a row. The second level at the Oakland Coliseum was noticeably shaking in film footage. And the day before, at the Anaheim Stadium, the mezzanine was seen vibrating as much as 18 inches.

1979: Tom Petty filed for bankruptcy in an effort to get out of his contract with MCA Records. He later signed with a new MCA affiliate that issued his successful comeback album, “Damn the Torpedoes.”

1990: The IRS auctioned off Willie Nelson’s golf course and country club for the second time to collect $230,000 toward his delinquent tax bill. After the first auction, the government had bought the property back.

2005: Tom Cruise leaped on a couch and pumped his fist to express his love for Katie Holmes during an appearance on “Oprah.”

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Barbara Barrie is 83. Actress Joan Collins is 81. Actor Charles Kimbrough (“Murphy Brown”) is 78. Actress Lauren Chapin (“Father Knows Best”) is 69. Country singer Judy Rodman is 63. Comedian Drew Carey is 56. Actress Lea DeLaria (“Orange Is The New Black”) is 56. Country singer Shelly West is 56. Actor Linden Ashby (“Melrose Place”) is 54. Actress-model Karen Duffy is 53. Drummer Phil Selway of Radiohead is 47. Drummer Matt Flynn of Maroon 5 is 44. Singer Lorenzo is 42. Country singer Brian McComas is 42. Singer Maxwell is 41. Singer Jewel is 40. Comedian Tim Robinson (“Saturday Night Live”) is 33.

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