The Union gets its first victory of the Civil War, Ronald Reagan is born, The Righteous Brothers hit No. 1, and astronaut Alan Shepard works on his lunar golf game, all on this day.
2007: Singer-songwriter and actor Frankie Laine, whose career spanned 75 years, dies of heart failure at the age of 93 in San Diego, California. Some of Laine's hits included "That's My Desire," "That Lucky Old Sun," "Mule Train," "Cry of the Wild Goose," "Jezebel," "High Noon," "Cool Water," "I Believe" and "Rawhide." He was also well known for singing the theme songs for many movie Western soundtracks, including "3:10 To Yuma," "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" and "Blazing Saddles."
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