On this day: November 22

Published On: Nov 21 2012 01:09:33 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 22 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, and The Beatles release "The White Album," all on this day.

OTD November 22 - Scatman Crothers
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1986: Actor Scatman Crothers, best known for his work on the TV show "Chico and the Man" and in the movie "The Shining," dies of pneumonia at the age of 76 in Van Nuys, California. Crothers (seen here with Redd Foxx in a 1975 episode of "Sanford and Son") was also known for his voiceover work, providing the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the animated TV version of "The Harlem Globetrotters," Jazz the Autobot in "The Transformers," the title character in "Hong Kong Phooey," and Scat Cat in the 1970 film "The Aristocats."

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