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 - Cary Grant
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1986: Actor Cary Grant, best known for roles in movies such as "Gunga Din," "The Philadelphia Story," "His Girl Friday," "Notorious," "An Affair to Remember," "North by Northwest" and "Charade," dies from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 82 in Davenport, Iowa. Grant was nominated twice for Academy Awards for Best Actor, for 1941's "Penny Serenade" and 1944's "None But the Lonely Heart," but never won an Oscar. One of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men, Grant was presented with an honorary Oscar at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970.

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