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Craig Ferguson becomes the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS

It was the third iteration of the Late Late Show franchise. Ferguson's predecessor was David Letterman. During the week ending March 31, 2006, The Late Late Show attracted an average of 1.9 million total viewers, a number that increased to 2.0 million a year later.

The first woman is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Aretha Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church. By the end of the 1960s, she had gained the title The Queen of Soul. She recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard and won 18 Grammy Awards.

B.J. Thomas is at #1 on the US singles chart

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" is a song written for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks. The song was recorded by B. J. Thomas in seven takes after Bacharach expressed dissatisfaction with the first six.

Actor Mel Gibson is born

American actor and filmmaker, who was born in Peekskill, New York, and moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old. He is best known as an action hero. During his career, he won many awards. In 1985, Gibson was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People, the first person to be named so.

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones is born

John Paul Jones is a versatile musician who plays instruments such as bass guitar, organ, guitar, koto, lap steel guitars, mandolin, autoharp, violin or ukulele. In 2014, he ranked first on Paste magazine's list of 20 Most Underrated Bass Guitarists.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1956

Mel Gibson

born 1996

Florence Pugh