On this day: August 10

Published On: Aug 07 2012 12:56:12 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 10 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

OTD August 10 - Jimmy Dean
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1928: Country singer, TV host and actor Jimmy Dean is born in Plainview, Texas. Dean had a hit in 1961 with the song "Big Bad John," starred in his own television variety show and appeared in the movie "Diamonds Are Forever" and the TV series "Daniel Boone" and "Fantasy Island." He is perhaps best known today as the creator of the Jimmy Dean Sausage Company, which he founded in 1969. He's seen here in 1966.

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