The Beach Boys release "Good Vibrations," a rebuilt London Bridge opens in the Arizona desert, a vice president resigns, and the entertainment world loses Yul Brynner, Orson Welles and Christopher Reeve, all on this day.
1813: Giuseppe Verdi, one of the most influential composers of the 19th century and known mostly for his operas, is born in the village of Le Roncole in what is now Northern Italy. Some of his best known operas include "Rigoletto," "La Traviata," "Don Carlos" and "Aida."
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