On This Day October 22
1966 – Motown darlings, The Supremes, become the first all-female group to top the U.S. album chart, as “The Supremes A’ Go-Go” begins two weeks at No. 1. The album contains the chart-topping single “You Can’t Hurry Love” and No. 9 hit “Love Is Like an Itch in My Heart.”
1969 – In a BBC interview, Paul McCartney publicly denies rumors that he was dead. The most recent of many clues of this “death hoax” was the fact that he was the only barefoot Beatle on the cover of the newly released “Abbey Road” album.
1934 – A lengthy manhunt comes to an end in an Ohio cornfield as FBI agents gun down Public Enemy No. 1 — Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd. Floyd was sought in connection with a slew of bank robberies and the 1933 Kansas City Massacre in which three police officers and an FBI agent were killed.
1962 – In a nationally broadcast address, President John F. Kennedy informs Americans that the Soviet Union is stockpiling offensive missiles just 90 miles off the coast of Florida, in Cuba. The U.S. imposes a naval blockade, and so begins the Cuban Missile Crisis.
2012 – A fall from grace for a one-time international cycling icon. Lance Armstrong is stripped of the seven Tour de France titles he won from 1999 to 2005 and banned for life from competitive cycling after being charged with systematically using illicit performance-enhancing drugs and for making his teammates dope to help him win races.
1952 – Actor Jeff Goldblum (“The Big Chill,” “The Fly,” “Jurassic Park,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “Independence Day,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” “Le Week-End,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Independence Day: Resurgence”)
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