On this day: September 26

Published On: Sep 25 2012 11:33:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Sir Francis Drake completes his trip around the world, Nixon and Kennedy square off on TV, the Beatles release "Abbey Road," and an acting legend passes away, all on this day.

OTD September 26 - Paul Newman
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2008: Legendary actor Paul Newman, who was nominated for an Oscar eight times and won for 1986's "The Color of Money," dies from lung cancer at the age of 83 in Westport, Connecticut. Some of his other best known films include "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The Hustler," "Cool Hand Luke," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting" and "Slap Shot." Newman was also known for co-founding Newman's Own, a food company from which he donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity, and as an auto racing enthusiast who raced cars himself and owned his own racing team.

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