On this day: September 21

Published On: Sep 20 2012 06:09:01 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 21 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

"The Hobbit" is published for the first time, Jimmy Hendrix becomes Jimi, Sandra Day O'Connor is confirmed as the first female Supreme Court justice, and a track superstar dies, all on this day.

OTD September 21 - Ricki Lake
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1968: Actress and talk show host Ricki Lake ("Hairspray," "Cry-Baby") is born in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

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