On this day: October 29

Published On: Oct 28 2012 10:43:56 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 29 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Red Cross is formed, the New York Stock Exchange crashes on "Black Tuesday," Cassius Clay fights for the first time, John Glenn returns to space, and Sandy slams the East Coast, all on this day.

OTD October 29 - Don Simpson
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1943: Film producer, screenwriter and actor Don Simpson (left), best known for producing hit films such as "Flashdance," "Beverly Hills Cop," "Top Gun" and "The Rock" with his producing partner Jerry Bruckheimer (right), is born in Seattle, Washington. Simpson, who also briefly served as president of production at Paramount Pictures in the early 1980s, died of drug-related heart failure at age 52 on Jan. 19, 1996.

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