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.
1979: Singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton, best known for her 1975 No. 1 hit single "Lovin' You," dies of breast cancer at age 31 in Los Angeles, California.
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