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.
1964: Actress Dana Plato, best known for playing the role of Kimberly Drummond on the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," is born in Maywood, Calif. Plato committed suicide on May 8, 1999, at age 34 by overdosing on the painkiller Lortab and the muscle-relaxant Soma.
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