On this day: September 26

Published On: Sep 25 2012 11:33:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Sir Francis Drake completes his trip around the world, Nixon and Kennedy square off on TV, the Beatles release "Abbey Road," and an acting legend passes away, all on this day.

OTD September 26 - Olivia Newton-John
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1948: Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, best known for her role as Sandy in "Grease" and such songs as "Physical," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and "I Honestly Love You," is born in Cambridge, England.

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