The Purple Heart is born, a comic legend dies, a man on a wire goes for a stroll a quarter of a mile above the sidewalks of Manhattan, and U.S. embassies in Africa are targeted in a terrorist attack, all on this day.
1955: Actor Wayne Knight, best known for his role as Newman in the sitcom "Seinfeld," is born in New York City. Knight is also known for his roles in movies like "Jurassic Park," "Space Jam" and "Toy Story 2."
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