Today in entertainment history: April 2

Today in entertainment history: April 2

IN 1998:Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli died after consuming alcohol and pills in a hotel room in Frankfurt, Germany. He was 32. Photo: Associated Press

1956:The soap operas “As the World Turns” and “The Edge of Night” premiered on CBS.

1971: Ringo Starr’s first solo single, “It Don’t Come Easy,” was released. It became a Top Five hit.

1992:Country singer Wynonna Judd began her first solo tour in Midland, Texas.

1998: Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli died after consuming alcohol and pills in a hotel room in Frankfurt, Germany. He was 32.

2003:Dozens of fans walked out of a Pearl Jam show in Denver after singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President George W. Bush with a microphone stand.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Leon Russell is 72. Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell is 71. Actress Linda Hunt is 69. Singer Emmylou Harris is 67. Actress Pamela Reed is 65. Drummer Dave Robinson of The Cars is 61. Country singer Buddy Jewell is 53. Actor Christopher Meloni (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”) is 53. Singer Keren Woodward of Bananarama is 53. Country singer Billy Dean is 52. Actor Clark Gregg (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 52. Guitarist Greg Camp ( Smash Mouth) is 47. Guitarist Tony Fredianelli of Third Eye Blind is 45. Actor Adam Rodriguez (“CSI: Miami”) is 39. Actor Michael Fassbender (“Shame,” ”Inglourious Basterds”) is 37. Keyboardist Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5 is 35. Actress Bethany Joy Galeotti (“One Tree Hill”) is 33. Singer Lee Dewyze (“American Idol”) is 28.

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