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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 31

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 31

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ICEMAN: Vanilla Ice displays his awards he won in the rock and rap catagories at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 28, 1991. He celebrates his 45th birthday on Oct. 31, 2013. Photo: Associated Press/Reed Saxon

A look back at some of the most memorable moments in entertainment history to happen on Oct. 31.

1926: Magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix.

1970: Singer Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas married actor Dennis Hopper. They divorced after eight days.

1986: Pink Floyd guitarist Roger Waters filed suit in London to dissolve Pink Floyd and retain the rights to the name. The other members of the band were granted temporary rights to the name and later full rights.

1993: Actor River Phoenix died after collapsing outside a Los Angeles nightclub. He was 23.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Lee Grant is 88. Anchorman Dan Rather is 82. Folk singer Tom Paxton is 76. Actor Ron Rifkin (“Alias”) is 75. Actress Sally Kirkland is 72. Actor David Ogden Stiers (“MASH”) is 71. Actress Deidre Hall (“Days Of Our Lives”) is 65. NBC anchorwoman Jane Pauley is 63. Director Peter Jackson (“Lord of the Rings”) is 52. Drummer Larry Mullen of U2 is 52. Guitarist Johnny Marr of Modest Mouse (and The Smiths) is 50. Actor Dermot Mulroney is 50. Drummer Mikkey Dee of Motorhead is 50. Country singer Darryl Worley is 49. Actor Rob Schneider is 49. Actor Mike O’Malley (“Glee”) is 48. Guitarist Adrock of the Beastie Boys is 47. Musician Adam Schelsinger of Fountains of Wayne is 46. Musician Rob Van Winkle (Vanilla Ice) is 45. Singer Linn Berggren of Ace of Base is 43. Actor Eddie Kaye Thomas (“American Pie”) is 33. Guitarist Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance is 32. Singer-actress Willow Smith is 13.

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