On April 15, 1966, the Rolling Stones album “Aftermath” was released in Britain. It was the first Stones album to contain all original material, and it featured songs like “Under My Thumb” and “Mother’s Little Helper.”
In 1967, The Who released the single “Happy Jack.”
In 1971, “Patton” won the best picture and best director Academy Awards. Its star, George C. Scott, was named best actor, but he didn’t accept the award because he didn’t like the academy’s voting process.
In 1977, Gary Rossington and Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd presented Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson with a gold record for the album “One More For The Road.” It had been recorded in Atlanta.
In 1982, Billy Joel was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident on Long Island, New York. He spent about a month in the hospital.
In 1990, actress Greta Garbo died in New York at the age of 84. Among her movie credits are “Grand Hotel” and “Camille.”
In 1996, the rest of Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia’s ashes were scattered near the Golden Gate in San Francisco. A small portion had been scattered in the Ganges River in India eleven days earlier.
In 2001, singer Joey Ramone of The Ramones died in New York after battling lymphoma. He was 49.
In 2004, Bill Rancic (RAN’-sik) beat out Kwame Jackson to win the first season of “The Apprentice” on NBC.
In 2007, Richard Gere spontaneously kissed Indian actress Shilpa Shetty during an AIDS awareness rally. A judge in India issued an arrest warrant for Gere, claiming the kiss amounted to public obscenity.