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.
1937: Comedian and actor Bill Cosby, best known for the sitcom "The Cosby Show," is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cosby, a veteran standup comedian who got his start in the 1960s, is also known for the 1960s action series "I Spy" and creating the educational cartoon comedy series "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids."
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