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Today in entertainment history: June 2

Today in entertainment history: June 2

IT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY: Legendary musician Bo Diddley, seen here in 2006, died on this day in 2008. Photo: Associated Press/Jeff Christensen

1978: Bruce Springsteen’s album “Darkness on the Edge of Town” was released.

1989: Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman married model Mandy Smith. He was 48, she was 19. They divorced in 1991.

1993: Ronald Ray Howard’s murder trial began in Austin, Texas. Prosecutors said Howard killed a state trooper after listening to 2Pac’s “2Pacalypse Now” album. Howard was convicted and sentenced to death.

2008: Bo Diddley died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida. He was 79.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Sally Kellerman is 77. Actor Ron Ely (“Tarzan”) is 76. Actor Stacy Keach is 73. Singer William Guest with Gladys Knight and the Pips is 73. Drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones is 73. Actor-director Charles Haid (“Hill Street Blues”) is 71. Actor Jerry Mathers (“Leave It To Beaver”) is 66. Actress Joanna Gleason is 64. Actor Dennis Haysbert (“24″) is 60. Comedian Dana Carvey is 59. Bassist Michael Steele of The Bangles is 59. Singer Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet is 54. Actor Liam Cunningham (“Game of Thrones”) is 53. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 46. Rapper B-Real of Cypress Hill is 44. Actress Paula Cale (“Providence”) is 44. Comedian Wayne Brady is 42. Keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley of Keane is 38. Actor Zachary Quinto (“Heroes”) is 37. Actress Nikki Cox (“Unhappily Ever After”) is 36. Actor Justin Long (“Accepted,” ”Dodgeball”) is 36. Actor Deon Richmond (“Van Wilder,” ”Scream 3″) is 36. Singer Irish Grinstead of 702 is 34. Drummer Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes is 34. Country singer Dan Cahoon of Marshall Dyllon is 31. Singer-songwriter ZZ Ward is 28.

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