On this day: November 27

Published On: Nov 27 2012 12:35:37 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 27 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.

OTD November 27 - Bruce Lee
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1940: Actor and martial artist Bruce Lee, who would go on to become one of the most influential martial artists of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, is born at the Chinese Hospital in San Francisco's Chinatown. He is particularly noted for his roles in five feature-length films: "The Big Boss" (1971), "Fist of Fury" (1972), "Way of the Dragon" (1972), "Enter the Dragon" (1973) and "The Game of Death" (1978). He died at age 32 from an allergic reaction to a painkiller on July 20, 1973.

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