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Entertainment History

April 19, 2015 07:08 GMT

On April 19, 1945, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opened on Broadway.

In 1968, George Harrison, John Lennon and their wives left the religious retreat run by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi before their studies were completed. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr had left earlier. Later, all four renounced their association with the Maharishi.

In 1982, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announced that they would continue their reunion. They had gotten back together for a concert in New York's Central Park. After their announcement, they toured Europe but drifted apart again in 1983.

In 1988, Sonny Bono was inaugurated as mayor of Palm Springs, California

In 1997, actress Brooke Shields married tennis star Andre Agassi in Monterey, Calif. They've since separated. The same day, actor Chris O'Donnell married kindergarten teacher Caroline Fentress in Washington.

In 2002, singer Layne Staley of Alice In Chains was found dead in his apartment in Seattle. He was 34.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Hugh O'Brian is 90. Actress Elinor Donahue ("Father Knows Best") is 78. Keyboardist Alan Price of The Animals is 73. Actor Tim Curry is 69. Singer Mark "Flo" Volman of The Turtles is 68. Actor Tony Plana ("Ugly Betty") is 63. Death Row Records co-founder Suge (SHUG) Knight is 50. Country singer Bekka Bramlett of Bekka and Billy is 47. Actress Ashley Judd is 47. Actress Jennifer Taylor ("Two and a Half Men") is 43. Actor James Franco is 37. Actress Kate Hudson is 36. Actor Hayden Christensen ("Star Wars Episodes II and III") is 34. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno ("Che," "Maria Full of Grace") is 34. Drummer Steve Johnson of Alabama Shakes is 30.

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