On this day: November 29

Published On: Nov 29 2012 12:22:18 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD November 29 - Gene Rayburn
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Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions

1999: Game show host Gene Rayburn, best known for hosting various incarnations of the TV game show "Match Game" over two decades, dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 81 in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

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