On this day: November 29

Published On: Nov 29 2012 12:22:18 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2013 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 - Busby Berkeley
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Warner Bros. Pictures

1895: Film director and choreographer Busby Berkeley, who would become famous for his elaborate musical production numbers that often involved complex geometric patterns, is born in Los Angeles, Calif.

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