On June 22, 1968 the group Jeff Beck made their debut. Singer Rod Stewart was so shy that he hid behind loudspeakers for the first few songs.
In 1969 actress Judy Garland died of a drug overdose in London. She was 47.
In 1981, Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty to killing John Lennon outside Lennon’s New York apartment building.
In 1987 the dancer Fred Astaire died at the age of 88.
In 1990, Billy Joel became the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium.
In 2000, comedian Dennis Miller was added as an announcer on Monday Night Football.
In 2001 the Doobie Brothers drummer Mike Hossack had a serious motorcycle accident near Sacramento.
In 2003, actor Adam Sandler married model actor Jackie Titone.
In 2018 guitarist Vinnie Paul of the bands Pantera and Hellyeah died in his Las Vegas home of an enlarged heart and coronary artery disease. He was 54.
Today’s birthdays: Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson is 85. Actor Michael Lerner is 80. Actor Klaus Maria Brandauer is 78. Journalist Brit Hume is 78. Singer Peter Asher from Peter and Gordon is 77. Singer Howard “Eddie” Kaylan from The Turtles is 74. Singer Todd Rundgren is 73. The Osmonds singer Alan Osmond is 72. Actor Meryl Streep is 72. Actor Lindsay Wagner (“The Bionic Woman”) is 72. Actor Graham Greene (“Dances With Wolves”) is 69th singer Cyndi Lauper is 68. Actor Chris Lemmon is 67. Bassist Derek Forbes (Simple Minds) is 65. Bassist Garry Beers from INXS (formerly ES) is 64. Actor Bruce Campbell (“Evil Dead”, “The Adventures ofs Briscoe County Junior” ) is 63. Bassist Alan Anton from Cowboy Junkies is 62. Actress Tracy Pollan (“Family Ties”) is 61. Keyboardist Jimmy Sommerville (Bronski Beat) is 60. Singer Mike Edwards from Jesus Jones is 57. Actress Amy Brenneman is 57. Singer Steven Page (B arenaked Ladies) is 51. Actor Michael Trucco (TROO’-koh) (“How I Met Your Mother”, “Battlestar Gallactic” a “) is 51. Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub (RYS’-kub) (” 24 “) is 50. TV personality Carson Daly is 48. Guitarist Chris Traynor (Helm) is 48. Actor Donald Faison (FAY’-zon) (“Scrubs”) is 47. Actress Lecy Goranson (“The Connors”, “Roseanne”) is 47. Comedian Mike O’Brien (“Saturday Night Live”) is 45. TV personality Jai (JAY) Rodriguez (“Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”) is 42. Actress Lindsay Ridgeway (“Boy Meets World”) is 36 . Singer Dinah Jane (Fifth Harmony) is 24.
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