A president is shot, Cal Ripken Jr. breaks an unbreakable record, and the world mourns the passing of a princess, all on this day.
1939: Country music singer-songwriter and guitarist David Allan Coe, best known for hits such as "Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile," "The Ride," "You Never Even Called Me by My Name," "She Used to Love Me a Lot" and "Longhaired Redneck," is born in Akron, Ohio. He's also known for writing the songs "Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)" and "Take This Job and Shove It," which were turned into No. 1 hits by Tanya Tucker and Johnny Paycheck.
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