A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.
1986: Sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who made history in 2012 by becoming the first double leg amputee to participate in the Olympics, is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nicknamed "Blade Runner," Pistorius had both of his legs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old and runs on racing blades. On Feb. 14, 2013, he was charged in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and is scheduled to be tried in March 2014.
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