Undated -- On May 16, 1946, the musical "Annie Get Your Gun," featuring songs by Irving Berlin, opened on Broadway. Ethel Merman starred in the show.
In 1960, Berry Gordy formed Motown Records.
In 1966, the Beach Boys released their groundbreaking album, "Pet Sounds."
In 1969, Pete Townshend of The Who spent a night in jail in New York after being charged with assault. The Who was performing when a fire broke out next door. A plainclothes policeman jumped on stage to warn the crowd, but Townshend, not knowing it was a policeman, booted him off stage.
In 1984, comedian Andy Kaufman died at the age of 35.
In 1985, actress Margaret Hamilton died at the age of 82. She's probably best known for playing the Wicked Witch in "The Wizard of Oz."
In 1986, country singer Johnny Paycheck was convicted of shooting and wounding a man after an argument in a bar in Hillsboro, Ohio. He was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison and was released in 1991.
In 1990, Sammy Davis Jr. died in Los Angeles at age 64 after a long battle with throat cancer. The entertainment world also lost "Muppets" creator Jim Henson that same day. He died in New York at age 53.
In 2000, Prince announced he was dropping the unpronounceable symbol for his name and going back to being called Prince.
In 2002, "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones" opened.
In 2005, the series finale of "Everybody Loves Raymond" aired on CBS.
In 2010, rock musician Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer. He was 67.