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Today in entertainment history: April 1

Today in entertainment history: April 1

ON THIS DAY IN 1966: David Bowie's first single, "Do Anything You Say," backed with "Good Morning Girl," was released in Britain. Photo: Associated Press

1963:The soap opera “General Hospital” premiered on ABC.

1966: David Bowie’s first single, “Do Anything You Say,” backed with “Good Morning Girl,” was released in Britain.

1985:Singer David Lee Roth left Van Halen. They have since reunited.

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.

1983:Guitarist Dave Mustaine left Metallica. He went on to form Megadeth.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Debbie Reynolds is 82. Country singer Jim Ed Brown is 80. Actor Don Hastings (“As The World Turns”) is 80. Actress Ali MacGraw is 75. Singer Rudolph Isley (Isley Brothers) is 75. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 66. Keyboardist Billy Currie of Ultravox is 64. Actress Annette O’Toole (“Smallville”) is 62. Country singer Woody Lee is 46. Actress Jessica Collins (“The Young and the Restless”) is 43. Rapper-actor Method Man is 43. Filmmakers Albert and Allen Hughes (“Menace II Society,” ”Dead Presidents”) are 42. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is 41. Actor Sam Huntington (“Superman Returns,” ”Jungle 2 Jungle”) is 32. Comedian Taran Killam (“Saturday Night Live”) is 32. Actor Matt Lanter (“90210) is 31. Singer Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum is 28. Actor Asa Butterfield (“Ender’s Game,” ”Hugo”) is 17.

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