Posted 11 months ago
By Brad Moore
On April 18th, 1936, singing cowboy Gene Autry recorded “Back In The Saddle Again.”
In 1956, actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in a civil ceremony. A church wedding took place the next day.
In 1957, Buddy Knox, who was in the Army Reserve, began six months of active duty. His hit at the time was “Party Doll.”
In 1966, “The Sound of Music” won the best picture and best director Academy Awards.
In 1981, Yes announced its breakup. Steve Howe and Geoff Downes went on to form Asia. Yes has since reunited.
In 1985, Wham’s “Make It Big” album became the first western pop album released in China.
In 1994, Roseanne Arnold filed for divorce from Tom Arnold. Charges were dropped, but she refiled less than a month later.
In 1996, Bernard Edwards of Chic was found dead in a hotel room in Tokyo. He was 43.
Today’s Birthdays: Actress Barbara Hale (“Perry Mason”) is 92. Actor Clive Revill is 83. Actor James Drury is 79. Actor Robert Hooks is 76. Actress Hayley Mills is 67. Actor James Woods is 66. Actress Cindy Pickett (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) is 66. Keyboardist Walt Richmond of The Tractors is 66. Bassist Jim Scholten of Sawyer Brown is 61. Actor Rick Moranis is 60. Actor Eric Roberts is 57. Actress Melody Thomas Scott (“Young and the Restless”) is 57. Actor John James (“Dynasty,” ”The Colbys”) is 57. Bassist Les Pattinson of Echo and the Bunnymen is 55. Actress Jane Leeves (“Hot In Cleveland,” ”Fraiser”) is 52. Talk show host Conan O’Brien is 50. Actor Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”) is 50. Actress Maria Bello is 46. Guitarist Mark Tremonti of Creed and of Alter Bridge is 39. Singer Trina of Trina and Tamara is 39. Actress Melissa Joan Hart (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is 37. Actress America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”) is 29. Actress Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”) is 24. Singer Nathan Sykes of The Wanted is 20. Actor Moises Arias is 19.