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 - Mae West
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1980: Actress and writer Mae West, a sex symbol known for her bawdy double entendres whose entertainment career spanned seven decades, dies at the age of 87 in Los Angeles of natural causes three months after suffering a stroke. Some of her most popular movies included "She Done Him Wrong," "I'm No Angel," "My Little Chickadee," "Klondike Annie" and "Go West, Young Man."

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