The first TV Superman George Reeves committed suicide in 1953.

In 1960 ‘Psycho’, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered in New York.

In 1974, Homer Simpson married Marge Bouvier.

The Blues Brothers, starring the late John Belushi and Dan Akroyd, premiered in 1980.

And in 1999, Nelson Mandela officially stepped down as South African President.

Today’s birthdays:


Golfer Phil Mickelson is 46 (1970)

And sports reporter and former professional water-skier, Mark Beretta, turns 50 (1966) 

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