On this day: September 2

Published On: Aug 22 2013 10:51:05 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

London burns, Atlanta falls to Union forces, Japan surrenders to end World War II, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its opening with a star-studded jam, all on this day.

OTD September 2 - Troy Donahue
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2001: Actor Troy Donahue, a male sex symbol of the 1950s and 1960s, dies of a heart attack at age 65 in Santa Monica, California. Some of his best known movies include "Monster on the Campus," "A Summer Place," "Rome Adventure," "Palm Springs Weekend" and "A Distant Trumpet." He also starred in the TV shows "Surfside 6" (pictured, with Margarita Sierra) and "Hawaiian Eye."

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