May 18, 2013 07:13 GMT
On May 18th, 1963, The Beatles began their first tour of the UK as headliners.
In 1980, Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes of The Buggles joined the rock band Yes. They replaced Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman.
Also in 1980, singer Ian Curtis of the new wave band Joy Division was found dead, apparently having hanged himself. He was 23.
In 1990, actress Jill Ireland died at age 54 following a battle with cancer.
In 1998, the last episode of "Murphy Brown" aired on CBS.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Bill Macy ("Maude") is 91. Actor Robert Morse is 82. Actor Dwayne Hickman ("The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis") is 79. Bluegrass singer-guitarist Rodney Dillard of The Dillards is 71. Country singer Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys is 65. Keyboardist Rick Wakeman of Yes is 64. Country singer George Strait is 61. Singer Butch Tavares of Tavares is 60. Actor Chow Yun-Fat ("Anna and the King," "The Replacement Killers") is 58. Singer-guitarist Page Hamilton of Helmet is 53. Guitarist Barry Graul of MercyMe is 52. Singer-actress Martika is 44. Comedian Tina Fey ("30 Rock," "Saturday Night Live") is 43. Rapper Special Ed is 39. Musician Jack Johnson is 38. Singer Darryl Allen of Mista is 33. Actor Allen Leech ("Downton Abbey") is 32.
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