The Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky, was a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. It was known for its luxurious atmosphere, delicious food, and entertainment. Unfortunately, on May 28th, 1977, a fire broke out in the club that would take the lives of over 130 people. The cause of the fire was determined to be faulty wiring in the Schillings property.
This sparked a series of lawsuits against the club owners, insurance companies, a utility company accused of failing to inspect wiring, and manufacturers of polyvinyl chloride and other products and materials used in the club. The Beverly Hills Supper Club was also known for its mob connections. The mob had moved from Campbell County, Kentucky, to Las Vegas in the early 1960s, and violations of fires under the Schillings property were the cause of the fire. At the time of the fire, there were several performers on stage.
According to reports, country singer John Davidson was performing when the fire broke out. He was joined by comedian Robert Klein and singer Tony Orlando. All three performers were able to escape unharmed. The tragedy at the Beverly Hills Supper Club is remembered as one of the deadliest fires in U.
S. history. It resulted in 134 deaths and over 200 injuries. The fire also highlighted the need for better safety regulations in public places.
To this day, it serves as a reminder of how quickly tragedy can strike.