On this day: April 2

POSTED: 08:46 AM PDT Mar 29, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 01, 2016 

Elvis heads north of the border, 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal strikes Oscar gold, Velcro hits the market, the MLB finds labor peace, and Pope John Paul II dies, all on this day.

OTD April 2 - Marvin Gaye
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Motown Records

1939: Soul and R&B singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye, best known for songs such as "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "What's Going On," "Let's Get it On" and "Sexual Healing," is born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. in Washington, D.C. A day before his 45th birthday, on April 1, 1984, Gaye was shot dead by his father after intervening in an argument between his parents over misplaced business documents.


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