On April 18, 1966, “The Sound of Music” won the Oscar for best picture of 1965 at the 38th Academy Awards.

Ten years ago

President George W. Bush reshuffled his economic team, appointing Rob Portman his new budget chief. Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in the Seattle area for talks with business leaders before heading to Washington, D.C. Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, was born.

Five years ago

Standard & Poor’s lowered its long-term outlook for the U.S. government’s fiscal health from “stable” to “negative,” and warned of serious consequences if lawmakers failed to reach a deal to control the massive federal deficit. Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai won the Boston Marathon in 2:03:02, the fastest anyone had ever run the 26.2 mile distance; fellow Kenyan Caroline Kilel won the women’s race in 2:22:36.

One year ago

A ship believed to be carrying more than 800 migrants from Africa sank in the Mediterranean off Libya; only about 30 people were rescued. A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35. Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, pop punks Green Day, soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers, underground-rock icon Lou Reed, bluesy guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The “5’’ Royales were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

— By The Associated Press