On this day: November 29

Published On: Nov 29 2012 12:22:18 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2016 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 - Wendie Jo Sperber
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2005: Actress Wendie Jo Sperber, known for her roles in movies such as "Bachelor Party," "Moving Violations" and "Back to the Future" and the sitcom "Bosom Buddies" (pictured, upper left) dies of breast cancer at age 47 in Sherman Oaks, California.

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