On this day: August 26

Published On: Aug 19 2013 01:02:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 26 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Major-league baseball makes its television debut, The Beatles release "Hey Jude," women stage a nationwide strike for equality, and aviation hero Charles Lindbergh dies, all on this day.

OTD August 26 - Lon Chaney Sr
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1930: Actor Lon Chaney Sr., best known for his starring roles in such silent horror films as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Phantom of the Opera," dies of a throat hemorrhage at age 47 in Los Angeles, California. The previous year he had been diagnosed with bronchial lung cancer, which was exacerbated when artificial snow lodged in his throat during filming and quickly created a serious infection. His ability to transform his appearance using his specially developed makeup techniques earned him the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces."

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