The pilgrims get their first taste of popcorn, George Washington is born, Elvis hits the charts for the first time, and Team USA pulls off a "Miracle on Ice," all on this day.
1987: Artist, director and writer Andy Warhol, a leading figure in the "pop art" movement and who coined the term "15 minutes of fame," dies in his sleep from a sudden post-operative cardiac arrhythmia at the age of 58 in New York City. Warhol had been recovering from a routine gallbladder surgery.
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