Edison shows off his phonograph, atom bomb testing heads underground, a chimpanzee orbits the Earth, the Pong craze begins, and the world loses another Beatle, all on this day.
1962: Actor Andrew McCarthy, best known for his roles in movies such as "St. Elmo's Fire," "Pretty in Pink," "Less Than Zero" and "Weekend at Bernie's," is born in Westfield, N.J.
National Archives and Records Administration
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