A president marries in the White House, Babe Ruth retires, Lou Gehrig dies, Queen Elizabeth II is crowned, and "Donkey Kong" debuts, all on this day.
2012: English-American actor and game show host Richard Dawson, best known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heroes" and being the original host of the "Family Feud" game show, dies of esophageal cancer at age 79 in Los Angeles, California. He also parodied his TV persona in 1987 by co-starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film "The Running Man," in which he portrayed Damon Killian, the evil, egotistical host of a televised gladiator-style game show in which convicted criminals fight for their lives.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
Since the very first MTV Video Music Awards 30 years ago in 1984, the show has always provided memorable moments. Ahead of the 2014 edition, set for this Sunday, check out some of the most memorable.