On April 18th, 1936, singing cowboy Gene Autry recorded “Back In The Saddle Again.”
In 1956, actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier (ren-YAY’) of Monaco in a civil ceremony. A church wedding took place the next day.
In 1957, Buddy Knox, who was in the Army Reserve, began six months of active duty. His hit at the time was “Party Doll.”
In 1966, “The Sound of Music” won the best picture and best director Academy Awards.
In 1981, Yes announced its breakup. Steve Howe and Geoff Downes went on to form Asia. Yes has since reunited.
In 1985, Wham’s “Make It Big” album became the first western pop album released in China.
In 1994, Roseanne Arnold filed for divorce from Tom Arnold. Charges were dropped, but she refiled less than a month later.
In 1996, Bernard Edwards of Chic (SHEEK) was found dead in a hotel room in Tokyo. He was 43.