On March 1, 1968, Johnny Cash and June Carter were married in Franklin, Kentucky.
In 1969, Doors lead singer Jim Morrison was charged with several offenses after allegedly exposing himself on stage during a concert in Miami. He was found guilty of exposure and profanity charges in 1970. His sentence was on appeal when he died in 1971. Florida’s Clemency Board pardoned Morrison in December 2010.
In 1972, singer Merle Haggard was pardoned by California Gov. Ronald Reagan. Haggard had served time for attempted burglary.
In 1973, New York’s Joffrey Ballet gave its first performance of “Deuce Coupe Ballet,” which was set entirely to Beach Boys music.
In 2014, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Julia Roberts and Lupita Nyong’o (loo-PEE’-tuh NYUNG’-oh) posed for a group selfie at the Oscars. It was re-tweeted on Twitter more than three million times in two weeks, making it the most re-tweeted photo.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Robert Clary (“Hogan’s Heroes”) is 95. Singer-actor Harry Belafonte is 94. Singer Mike D’Abo of Manfred Mann is 77. Singer Roger Daltrey of The Who is 77. Actor Dirk Benedict (“The A Team”) is 76. Actor-director Ron Howard is 67. Country singer Janis Gill (aka Janis Oliver Cummins) of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 67. Actor Catherine Bach (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) is 66. Actor Tim Daly is 65. Singer-musician Jon Carroll (Starland Vocal Band) is 64. Actor Bryan Batt (“Mad Men”) is 58. Actor Maurice Benard (“General Hospital”) is 58. Actor Russell Wong (“Romeo Must Die,” ″New Jack City”) is 58. Actor Chris Eigeman (EYE’-guh-man) (“Metropolitan,” “Last Days of Disco”) is 56. Actor John David Cullum (“Glory”) is 55. Actor George Eads (“CSI”) is 54. Actor Javier Bardem (HAH’-vee-ayr bahr-DEHM’) is 53. Actor Jack Davenport (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) is 48. Guitarist Ryan Peake of Nickelback is 48. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 47. Actor Jensen Ackles is 43. TV host Donovan Patton is 43. Actor Lupita Nyong’o (loo-PEE’-tuh NYUNG’-oh) (“Black Panther”) is 38. Singer Kesha (KESH’-ah) is 34. Singer Sammie is 34. Singer Justin Bieber is 27.