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, Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” album was released in the U.S. It came out in the U.K. the following March 16.
In 1996, rapper Queen Latifah pleaded guilty to carrying a loaded gun in her car. She was fined and ordered to make a donation to a boys and girls club.
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: Singer-actor Harry Belafonte is 96. Singer Mike D’Abo of Manfred Mann is 79. Singer Roger Daltrey of The Who is 79. Actor Dirk Benedict (“The A Team”) is 78. Actor-director Ron Howard is 69. Country singer Janis Oliver of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 69. Actor Catherine Bach (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) is 68. Actor Tim Daly is 67. Singer-musician Jon Carroll (Starland Vocal Band) is 66. Actor Bryan Batt (“Mad Men”) is 60. Actor Maurice Benard (“General Hospital”) is 60. Actor Russell Wong (“Romeo Must Die,” ″New Jack City”) is 60. Actor Chris Eigeman (EYE’-guh-man) (“Metropolitan,” “Last Days of Disco”) is 58. Actor John David Cullum (“Glory”) is 57. Actor George Eads (“CSI”) is 56. Actor Javier Bardem (HAH’-vee-ayr bahr-DEHM’) is 54. Actor Jack Davenport (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) is 50. Guitarist Ryan Peake of Nickelback is 50. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 49. Actor Jensen Ackles is 45. TV host Donovan Patton (“Blue’s Clues”) is 45. Actor Lupita Nyong’o (loo-PEE’-tuh NYUNG’-oh) (“Black Panther”) is 40. Singer Kesha (KESH’-ah) is 36. Singer Sammie is 36. Singer Justin Bieber is 29.