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.
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.
1988: Sonny Bono was inaugurated as mayor of Palm Springs, California.
1997:Actress Brooke Shields married tennis star Andre Agassi in Monterey, California. They’ve since separated. On that same day, actor Chris O’Donnell married kindergarten teacher Caroline Fentress in Washington.
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.
1959:The first single by 13-year-old Dolly Parton was released on Gold Band Records. It was called “Puppy Love.”
1960: Elvis Presley returned to Hollywood following his Army duty. He began work on the film “G.I. Blues.”
1990:Singer Janet Jackson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1992:The Concert For Life, a tribute to AIDS victim and Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury, was held in London. Metallica opened the show and was followed by artists George Michael and Elton John. Annie Lennox and David Bowie teamed up on the song “Under Pressure.”
Today’s Birthdays: Actor George Takei (“Star Trek”) is 77. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 76. Actor Ryan O’Neal is 73. Keyboardist Craig Frost of Grand Funk Railroad is 66. Actor Gregory Itzi (“24″) is 66. Actress Jessica Lange is 65. Actor Clint Howard is 55. Actor Crispin Glover is 50. Actor Andy Serkis (“Lord of the Rings”) is 50. Country singer Wade Hayes is 45. Actress Carmen Electra is 42. Actor Joey Lawrence (“Blossom,” ”Brotherly Love”) is 38. Multi-instrumentalist Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band is 36.