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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 Governor 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 1977, Sara Lowndes Dylan filed for divorce from Bob Dylan. The divorce would be granted in June of that year.
In 1980, singer Patti Smith married guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith of MC Five in Detroit.
In 1987, actress Cybill Shepherd and chiropractor Bruce Oppenheim were married. They filed for divorce in 1989.
In 1991, Gloria Estefan opened her first tour after suffering a broken back in a bus accident, with a show in Miami.
Also in 1991, the Oliver Stone movie "The Doors" opened in the US, with Val Kilmer portraying singer Jim Morrison.
In 1993, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel got together for a concert to help needy children in Los Angeles. They had reunited only a few times in the previous two decades.
In 1995, drummer Bill Berry of R.E.M. left the stage during a concert in Switzerland after having a brain aneurysm.
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.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Robert Clary ("Hogan's Heroes") is 87. Singer Harry Belafonte is 86. Actor Robert Conrad is 78. Singer Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann is 69. Singer Roger Daltrey is 69. Actor Alan Thicke ("Growing Pains") is 66. Actor-director Ron Howard is 59. Country singer Janis Oliver Cummins of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 59. Actress Catherine Bach ("The Dukes of Hazzard") is 59. Actor Tim Daly is 57. Keyboardist Jon Carroll (Starland Vocal Band) is 56. Bassist Bill Leen (Gin Blossoms) is 51. Actor George Eads ("C.S.I.") is 46. Actor Javier Bardem (HAH'-vee-ayr bahr-DEHM') is 44. Actor Jack Davenport ("Pirates of the Caribbean") is 40. Guitarist Ryan Peake of Nickelback is 40. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar ("NYPD Blue," ''Saved By the Bell") is 39. "Blues Clues" host Donovan Patton is 35. Singer Sammie is 26. Singer Justin Bieber (BEE'-ber) is 19.
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