On this day: October 15

Published On: Oct 11 2012 11:59:17 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 15 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Napoleon goes into exile, "I Love Lucy" debuts, vice-presidential candidates debate for the first time, Wayne Gretzky sets the NHL's points record, and the nation meets "Balloon Boy" and his family, all on this day.

OTD October 15 - Rick Nelson
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1971: Rick Nelson is booed when he performs newer, country-tinged music during a Rock 'n Roll Revival concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Nelson would use the experience to write the hit song "Garden Party," which would reach No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the fall of 1972 and prove to be Nelson's last Top 40 hit on the pop chart.

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