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On this day: February 28

Published On: Feb 26 2013 09:54:06 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 28 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

Nylon is invented, the "M*A*S*H" finale draws a record audience, Michael Jackson wins a record eight Grammys, the Gulf War ends, and the Branch Davidian standoff begins, all on this day.

OTD February 28 - Zero Mostel
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1915: Actor Zero Mostel, best known for his portrayal of comic characters such as Tevye on stage in "Fiddler on the Roof," Pseudolus on stage and on screen in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," and Max Bialystock in the original film version of "The Producers," is born Samuel Joel Mostel in Brooklyn, N.Y. He died of an aortic aneurysm at age 62 on Sept. 8, 1977.

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