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Entertainment History

April 18, 2015 07:11 GMT

On April 18, 1936, singing cowboy Gene Autry recorded "Back In The Saddle Again."

In 1956, actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier (ren-YAY') 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 (SHEEK) was found dead in a hotel room in Tokyo. He was 43.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Barbara Hale ("Perry Mason") is 94. Actor Robert Hooks is 78. Actress Hayley Mills is 69. Actor James Woods is 68. Actress Cindy Pickett ("Ferris Bueller's Day Off") is 68. Keyboardist Walt Richmond of The Tractors is 68. Bassist Jim Scholten of Sawyer Brown is 63. Actor Rick Moranis is 62. Actor Eric Roberts is 59. Actress Melody Thomas Scott ("Young and the Restless") is 59. Actor John James ("Dynasty," "The Colbys") is 59. Bassist Les Pattinson of Echo and the Bunnymen is 57. Actress Jane Leeves ("Hot In Cleveland," "Frasier") is 54. Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is 53. Talk show host Conan O'Brien is 52. Actor Eric McCormack ("Will and Grace") is 52. Actress Maria Bello is 48. Guitarist Mark Tremonti of Creed and of Alter Bridge is 41. Singer Trina of Trina and Tamara is 41. Actress Melissa Joan Hart ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch") is 39. Actress America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") is 31. Actress Alia Shawkat ("Arrested Development") is 26. Actress Britt Robertson ("Under the Dome") is 25. Actress Chloe Bennet ("Nashville") is 23. Singer Nathan Sykes of The Wanted is 22. Actor Moises Arias is 21.

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