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.
1951: Actress Cheryl Ladd (center), best known for her role as Kris Munroe in the television series "Charlie's Angels," is born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor in Huron, South Dakota.
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