The Scottsboro Boys are arrested, John and Yoko take to bed, a New York City nightclub fire kills 87, and mad cow disease halts British beef exports, all on this day.
1938: Singer-songwriter and actor Hoyt Axton, best known for writing such songs as "Joy to the World," "Never Been to Spain," "Greenback Dollar" and "The Pusher," is born in Duncan, Oklahoma. Axton also appeared in movies such as "The Black Stallion" and "Gremlins" and made cameos on several TV series in the 1970s and '80s. He died of a heart attack at age 61 on Oct. 26, 1999.
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