In 1974, Bob Dylan and The Band opened a brief tour. Several dates were recorded for the live album “Before The Flood.”
In 1989, country legend Johnny Cash was released from a Nashville hospital two weeks after undergoing double-bypass heart surgery. At the time, he said he had no plans to cancel any of his tour dates that year.
Also in 1989, “The Arsenio Hall Show” made its premiere on Fox.
In 1991, the sitcom “Blossom” premiered on NBC.
In 1992, singer Jim Kerr of Simple Minds married actor Patsy Kensit in London. They have since split up.
In 2004, singer Britney Spears married childhood friend Jason Alexander in a spur-of-the-moment wedding in Las Vegas. The marriage lasted 55 hours before they got it annulled.
In 2017, singer Janet Jackson gave birth at the age of 50. She had a boy she named Eissa (EE’-sah).
In 2019, Lifetime TV began airing the six-part documentary “Surviving R. Kelly.” Kelly was later charged with sexual misconduct. He was tried and convicted of sex trafficking in New York in 2021 and of making child pornography in Illinois in 2022.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Dabney Coleman is 91. Singer-songwriter Van Dyke Parks is 80. Singer Stephen Stills is 78. Bassist John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin is 77. Actor Victoria Principal is 73. Actor Mel Gibson is 67. Actor Shannon Sturges (“Port Charles”) is 55. Jazz saxophonist James Carter is 54. Contemporary Christian singer Nichole Nordeman is 51. Musician Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk is 48. Actor Jason Marsden (“Ally McBeal”) is 48. Actor Danica (DAN’-ih-kah) McKellar (“The Wonder Years”) is 48. Actor Nicholas Gonzalez (“The O.C.”) is 47. Singer and former “American Idol” contestant Kimberley Locke is 45. Actor Kate Levering (“Drop Dead Diva”) is 44. Actor Nicole Beharie (beh-HAR’-ee) (“Sleepy Hollow”) is 38. Drummer Mark Pontius (Foster The People) is 38. Singer Lloyd is 37. Guitarist Nash Overstreet of Hot Chelle (SHEL) Rae is 37. Actor Florence Pugh (PYOO) (“Don’t Worry Darling,” “Little Women”) is 27.