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 - Andrew McCarthy
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1962: Actor Andrew McCarthy, best known for his roles in movies such as "St. Elmo's Fire," "Pretty in Pink," "Less Than Zero" and "Weekend at Bernie's," is born in Westfield, New Jersey.

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