On this day: November 7

Published On: Nov 06 2012 04:15:25 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 07 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid die in Bolivia, Marie Curie wins her second Nobel Prize, FDR wins an unprecedented fourth term, Steve McQueen dies, and Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive, all on this day.

OTD November 7 - Steve McQueen
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1980: Actor Steve McQueen, nicknamed the "King of Cool" and one of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s, dies at age 50 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, following an operation to remove or reduce several metastatic tumors in his neck and abdomen. McQueen earned an Academy Award nomination for his role in "The Sand Pebbles" and some of his other popular films include "The Magnificent Seven," "The Great Escape" and "Bullitt."

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