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On April 11th, 1958, Jerry Lee Lewis' first wife, Jane Mitcham, filed for divorce. Lewis had already secretly married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra Gale Brown.

In 1961, Bob Dylan made his first professional appearance at a club in New York's Greenwich Village.

In 1965, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones shared the bill at the "New Musical Express" poll winners' contest in London.

In 1970, Paul McCartney announced what he called a temporary break from The Beatles.

Also in 1970, Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac announced he was leaving the band to follow his religious beliefs.

In 1981, guitarist Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli got married. They separated in 2002.

In 1983, "Gandhi" was the big winner at the Academy Awards, taking best picture and director. "Up Where We Belong" from the movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" won the best song award.

In 1988, "The Last Emperor" was named best picture at the Academy Awards. Cher won a best actress award for "Moonstruck."

Today's Birthdays: Actor Joel Grey is 82. Actress Louise Lasser is 75. Actor Peter Riegart (REE'-guhrt) is 67. Actor Meshach Taylor ("Designing Women," ''Dave's World") is 67. Actor Bill Irwin is 64. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 57. Guitarist Nigel Pulsford (Bush) is 53. Country singer Steve Azar is 50. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 48. Bassist Dylan Keefe of Marcy Playground is 44. Rapper David Banner is 40. Drummer Chris Gaylor of All-American Rejects is 35. Singer Joss Stone is 27. Actress Kaitlyn Jenkins ("Bunheads") is 22.

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