FDR becomes the first president to fly while in office, Joltin' Joe and Marilyn Monroe elope, Bogie dies, and the Miami Dolphins cap off a perfect season, all on this day.
1968: Rapper and actor LL Cool J, known for songs such as "I Need Love," "I'm That Type of Guy," "Around the Way Girl," "Mama Said Knock You Out" and "Hey Lover," is born James Todd Smith in Bay Shore, N.Y. He's also appeared in movies such as "Toys," "Halloween H20," "Deep Blue Sea," "Any Given Sunday" and "S.W.A.T." and currently stars on the crime drama TV series "NCIS: Los Angeles."
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