Vikings sack Paris, the Hollywood Walk of Fame gets its first star, President Eisenhower dies, and Three Mile Island melts down, all on this day.
1953: Jim Thorpe, a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, dies of heart failure at the age of 65 in Lomita, California. Thorpe, who also played professional baseball and basketball, won his gold medals in the pentathlon and the decathlon at the 1912 games. Of Native American and European American ancestry, Thorpe grew up in the Sac and Fox nation in Oklahoma.
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