On this day: April 2

POSTED: 08:46 AM PDT Mar 29, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 01, 2015 

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 - Buddy Rich
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Library of Congress

1987: Jazz drummer and bandleader Buddy Rich, billed as the world's greatest drummer, dies at age 69 in Los Angeles, California, of heart failure following surgery for a malignant brain tumor.


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