On this day: October 18

Published On: Oct 17 2012 12:34:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 18 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Herman Melville's masterpiece is printed, the U.S. takes possession of Alaska and Puerto Rico, "West Side Story" premieres, and Reggie Jackson goes deep three times in the World Series, all on this day.

OTD October 18 - Zac Efron
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1987: Actor and singer Zac Efron, best known for roles in such movies as "High School Musical," "Charlie St. Cloud" (pictured), "New Year's Eve" and "The Lucky One," is born in San Luis Obispo, California.

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