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 78. Actor Ron Ely (“Tarzan”) is 77. Actor Stacy Keach is 74. Singer William Guest with Gladys Knight and the Pips is 74. Drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones is 74. Actor-director Charles Haid (“Hill Street Blues”) is 72. Actor Jerry Mathers (“Leave It To Beaver”) is 67. Actress Joanna Gleason is 65. Actor Dennis Haysbert (“24”) is 61. Comedian Dana Carvey is 60. Bassist Michael Steele of The Bangles is 60. Singer Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet is 55. Actor Liam Cunningham (“Game of Thrones”) is 54. Actor Navid Nagahban (“Homeland,” ”24″) is 51. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 47. Rapper B-Real of Cypress Hill is 45. Actress Paula Cale (“Providence”) is 45. Comedian Wayne Brady is 43. Keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley of Keane is 39. Actor Zachary Quinto (“Heroes”) is 38. Actress Nikki Cox (“Unhappily Ever After”) is 37. Actor Justin Long (“Accepted,” ”Dodgeball”) is 37. Actor Deon Richmond (“Van Wilder,” ”Scream 3″) is 37. Singer Irish Grinstead of 702 is 35. Drummer Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes is 35. Country singer Dan Cahoon of Marshall Dyllon is 32. Singer-songwriter ZZ Ward is 29.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

The first word of the new ‘Star Wars’ movie is …


Director J.J. reveals the first word spoken in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which hits theaters next month.

in Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence named entertainer of the year


The star is one of the biggest and bankable actresses in Hollywood and has featured in a number of blockbusters including the "X-Men" franchise and "The Hunger Games" films.

in Music

Sam Hunt wants to open up country music


Sam Hunt's advice for people who hate country music: give it another try.

in Entertainment

‘Rocky’ successor ‘Creed’ highlights Philadelphia’s revival


Adonis Johnson, the son of Balboa rival-turned-mentor Apollo Creed, leaves behind a life of privilege to walk in the footsteps of a father he never knew.

in Entertainment, Sports

FanDuel NFL entries have fallen sharply after New York shutdown


Entries at daily fantasy sports site FanDuel's NFL contests have fallen sharply since New York's attorney general declared the games to be illegal gambling in the state and the company stopped taking money from New Yorkers.