On this day: April 8

Published On: Apr 04 2013 04:16:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Venus de Milo is uncovered, Pablo Picasso dies, Hank Aaron belts a milestone home run, "The Godfather Part II" makes Oscar history, and Somali pirates briefly seize an American vessel, all on this day.

OTD April 8 - Gary Carter
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1954: Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, who played 21 years in Major League Baseball, mostly with the Montreal Expos and New York Mets, is born in Culver City, Calif. An 11-time All-Star, Carter hit 324 home runs in his career and won a World Series title with the Mets in 1986. He died of brain cancer at age 57 on Feb. 16, 2012.

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