Magellan sets sail, "Candid Camera" moves to TV, the "Son of Sam" is arrested, and Michael Phelps earns his first gold in Beijing, all on this day.
2013: Singer Eydie Gormé, best known as a member of the "Steve and Eydie" duo with her husband Steve Lawrence, dies at age 84 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The duo's biggest hit was "I Want to Stay Here" and Gormé also had hit singles as a solo artist, including "Blame It on the Bossa Nova," "If He Walked Into My Life," "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?" and "Tonight I'll Say a Prayer." She retired as of 2009 while Lawrence continues to perform as a solo act.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
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