On this day: August 30

Published On: Aug 29 2012 03:42:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 30 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The vacuum is invented, Ty Cobb makes his major-league debut, Bob Dylan releases "Highway 61 Revisited," and Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first black justice on the Supreme Court, all on this day.

OTD August 30 - Charles Coburn
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By Cardinal Pictures / United Artists [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1961: Actor Charles Coburn, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a retired millionaire playing Cupid in 1943's "The More the Merrier," dies of a heart attack at age 84 in New York City. Coburn was also nominated for Oscars for his roles in the movies "The Devil and Miss Jones" in 1941 and "The Green Years" in 1946, and also appeared in "The Lady Eve," "Kings Row," "Heaven Can Wait," "Wilson" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." He's seen here with Helen Walker in 1949's "Impact."

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