On this day: October 10

Published On: Oct 09 2012 06:58:37 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 10 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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1963: Edith Piaf, a French singer and cultural icon who became widely regarded as France's national popular singer, dies of liver cancer at age 47 at her villa in Plascassier (Grasse), on the French Riviera. Among her best-known songs are "La Vie en rose," "Non, je ne regrette rien," "Hymne à l'amour," "Milord" and "La Foule."