On this day: October 10

Published On: Oct 09 2012 06:58:37 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 10 2014 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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2004: Actor Christopher Reeve, best known for playing Superman in four movies between 1978 and 1987, dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 52 in Mount Kisco, New York. The actor became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition on May 27, 1995, and spent much of the last decade of his life lobbying on behalf of people with spinal-cord injuries and for human embryonic stem cell research.