On this day: November 16

Published On: Nov 14 2012 10:50:45 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 16 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Coca-Cola patents its iconic contoured bottle, Al Capone leaves prison, Harry Potter makes his movie debut, and Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement, all on this day.

OTD November 16 - Clark Gable
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1960: Actor Clark Gable, best known for his Oscar-nominated roles in "Gone with the Wind," "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "It Happened One Night," dies of a heart attack at the age of 59 in West Hollywood, California. Gable, who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1935 for "It Happened One Night," also appeared in such movies as "The Misfits," "Run Silent Run Deep" and "Saratoga."

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