On This Day August 11
In 1966 at a Chicago press conference at the beginning of The Beatles US tour, John Lennon tried to diffuse the controversy surrounding his “more popular than Jesus” remarks.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley filed for divorce in 1972. They’d be married less than 5 years.
The Rolling Stones made their concert debut in Moscow in 1998 – in ‘67 they were deemed too decadent.
Peter Cushing from the first Star Wars movie passed away in 1994 aged 81 – he played the Death Star commander.
NATO took command of the Afghanistan peace keeping mission in 2003 – its first ground mission outside Europe in 54 years.
And in 2014 Comedian & Actor Robin Williams passed away. During his accomplished career, Williams was nominated for an Oscar four times, winning the best supporting actor prize in 1998 for his performance in Good Will Hunting.
Chris Hemsworth is 33 (1983)
Singer Joe Jackson is 62 (1954)
Pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan is 63 (1953)