Magellan reaches the Pacific, William Shakespeare gets hitched, the Grand Ole Opry debuts, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci defects, and Jeffrey Dahmer is killed in prison, all on this day.
1959: Actor Judd Nelson, best known for being a member of the "Brat Pack" in the mid-1980s and for his roles in movies such as "The Breakfast Club" and "St. Elmo's Fire," is born in Portland, Maine.
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