On this day: September 16

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:44:47 AM CST   Updated On: Sep 16 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower, "Jingle Bells" is copyrighted, General Motors is founded, Nixon drops in on "Laugh-In," Hurricane Ivan hits the Gulf Coast, and the federal government bails out AIG, all on this day.

OTD September 16 - George Chakiris
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1932: Actor, singer and dancer George Chakiris, best known for the role of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks gang, in the film musical "West Side Story," is born in Norwood, Ohio. Chakiris won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for "West Side Story."

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