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.
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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