The Medal of Honor is authorized, a favorite toy is born, Walter Mondale makes a historic choice, and "E.T." breaks box office records, all on this day.
2010: Author and critic Harvey Pekar, best known for his autobiographical "American Splendor" comic series, dies at age 70 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, of an accidental overdose of antidepressants fluoxetine and bupropion. In 2003, his comic series inspired a film adaptation of the same name, with Pekar portrayed by Paul Giamatti.
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