On this day: September 26

Published On: Sep 25 2012 11:33:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2013 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 - Robert Palmer
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2003: Singer-songwriter Robert Palmer, best known for his hits "Simply Irresistible" and "Addicted to Love" and their iconic videos featuring a bevy of near-identically clad, heavily made-up female "musicians," dies from a heart attack at the age of 54 in Paris, France.

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