165 people killed in Beverly Hills Supper Club fire 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 28 1977)

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(Saturday, May 28, 1977, 8:59 p.m. EDT) — 165 Memorial Day holiday nightclub patrons, engulfed in panic, smoke and flame, died tonight when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky.

Investigators cited faulty electrical wiring, fire safety code violations and overcrowding as reasons for the disaster.

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