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 - Purple Rain
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1984: Prince releases his song "Purple Rain" as a single. The song, which would reach No. 2 in the United States, comes from the movie and album of the same name and is widely considered one of the singer's signature hits.

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