Each event below occurred on the same day of the month, August 12.
1939: Actor George Hamilton is born in Memphis, Tennessee.
1944: Navy Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. is killed when the armed plane he is piloting explodes prematurely.
1958: Dozens of renowned jazz musicians are photographed in front of a New York brownstone in the portrait known as "A Great Day in Harlem."
1960: Pete Best begins a two-year stint as The Beatles drummer. He is eventually replaced by Ringo Starr.
1981: IBM introduces the 5150, its first personal computer, with a price tag of $1,565.
1984: Closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics are held in the Los Angeles Coliseum.
1994: Major League Baseball players go on strike in a move that eventually wipes out the season. The World Series is cancelled for the first time since 1904.
2014: Actress Lauren Bacall dies in Manhattan, New York at age 89.