1964: Madame Tussaud’s in London announced that The Beatles would become the first pop stars to be cast in wax.
1976: Genesis opened its first North American tour in Buffalo, New York, with drummer Phil Collins as lead vocalist, after auditioning more than 400 singers to replace Peter Gabriel.
1995: Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett announced they were separating after 21 months of marriage.
Today’s Birthdays: Harmonica player Charlie McCoy (“Hee Haw”) is 75. Actress Conchata Ferrell is 73. Actor Ken Howard is 72. Actress Dianne Wiest is 70. Country singer Reba McEntire is 61. Rapper Salt of Salt-N-Pepa is 50. Country singer Rodney Atkins is 47. Actor Vince Vaughn is 46. Rapper Mr. Cheeks of Lost Boyz is 45. Actor Ken L. (“The Parkers”) is 43. Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson is 43. Guitarist Dave Keuning of The Killers is 40. Actress Julia Stiles is 35. Singer Lady Gaga is 30.