On this day: June 12

Published On: Jun 10 2013 12:49:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 12 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Baseball sees its first perfect game, Anne Frank receives a diary for her birthday, civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" dominates the box office, and Nicole Brown Simpson is murdered, all on this day.

OTD June 12 - Jimmy Dorsey
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1957: Jazz musician, composer and bandleader Jimmy Dorsey, who composed the jazz and pop standards "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)" and "It's the Dreamer In Me," dies of throat and lung cancer at the age of 53 in New York City. Dorsey had 11 No. 1 hits with his orchestra in the 1930s and the 1940s. He also had two more No. 1 hits in 1935 with his brother Tommy Dorsey as the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, "Lullaby of Broadway" and "Chasing Shadows."

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