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Entertainment History

April 19, 2014 07:15 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, Calif.

In 1997, actress Brooke Shields married tennis star Andre Agassi in Monterey, Calif. They've since separated. On that 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 89. Actress Elinor Donahue ("Father Knows Best") is 77. Keyboardist Alan Price of The Animals is 72. Actor Tim Curry is 68. Singer Mark "Flo" Volman of The Turtles is 67. Actor Tony Plana ("Ugly Betty") is 62. Hip-hop mogul Suge (SHUG) Knight is 49. Country singer Bekka Bramlett of Bekka and Billy is 46. Actress Ashley Judd is 46. Actress Jennifer Taylor ("Two and a Half Men") is 42. Actor James Franco is 36. Actress Kate Hudson is 35. Actor Hayden Christensen ("Star Wars Episodes II and III") is 33. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno ("Che," "Maria Full of Grace") is 33. Drummer Steve Johnson of Alabama Shakes is 29.

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