April 19 Entertainment History

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By Dianne

On April 19th, 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, California.

In 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.

In 2002, singer Layne Staley of Alice In Chains was found dead in his apartment in Seattle. He was 34.


  • meanoldwoman

    The first shots of the American Revolution were also fired on this date in 1775

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