April 01, 2015 07:10 GMT
On April first, 1957, Cadence Records released the single "Bye Bye Love" by the Everly Brothers.
In 1963, the soap opera "General Hospital" premiered on ABC.
In 1966, David Bowie's first single, "Do Anything You Say," backed with "Good Morning Girl," was released in Britain.
In 1969, the Beach Boys announced a lawsuit against Capitol Records. The band was asking for more than $2 million in royalties and producer's fees. The Beach Boys also announced the formation of a new record label, called Brother Records.
In 1984, singer Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father during an argument. Marvin Gay (correct) Senior received probation after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
In 1985, singer David Lee Roth left Van Halen. They have since reunited.
In 1992, Billy Idol pleaded no contest to punching a woman in the face. He was fined and told to make public service announcements against alcohol and drug use.
In 1983, guitarist Dave Mustaine left Metallica. He went on to form Megadeth.
In 1993, the producers of the country TV comedy series "Hee Haw" announced that the show would leave the air, after a 25-year run.
In 2002, actress Tawny Kitaen (kih-TAYN') was arrested for allegedly attacking her husband, Cleveland Indians pitcher Chuck Finley.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Debbie Reynolds is 83. Country singer Jim Ed Brown is 81. Actor Don Hastings ("As The World Turns") is 81. Actress Ali MacGraw is 76. Singer Rudolph Isley (Isley Brothers) is 76. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 67. Keyboardist Billy Currie of Ultravox is 65. Actress Annette O'Toole ("Smallville") is 63. Actor Jose Zuniga ("Mission Impossible: 3," "Twilight") is 53. Country singer Woody Lee is 47. Actress Jessica Collins ("The Young and the Restless") is 44. Rapper-actor Method Man is 44. Filmmakers Albert and Allen Hughes ("Menace II Society," "Dead Presidents") are 43. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is 42. Actor Sam Huntington ("Superman Returns," "Jungle 2 Jungle") is 33. Actor Matt Lanter ("90210) is 32. Singer Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum is 29. Actor Asa Butterfield ("Hugo," "Nanny McPhee Returns") is 18.