In 1953 track, baseball and football great Jim Thorpe dies at age 64. In 1956 Iceland's parliment votes to ban U.S. troops from their country.
Born on this date -- bandleader Paul Whiteman (1890), brewer August A. Busch Jr. (1899), U.S. Senator/vice-presidential candidate/Secretary of State Edmund Muskie (1914), actor Frank Lovejoy (1914), composer Jay Livingston (1915), jazz musician Thad Jones (1923), actor Freddie Bartholomew (1924) and actor Ken Howard (1944).
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