Today in history, August 12.

Today in history, August 12.

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.

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