On this day: August 29

Published On: Aug 30 2012 05:13:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.

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1987: Actor and World War II Marine Corps veteran Lee Marvin dies from a heart attack at age 63 in Tucson, Arizona. Marvin was best known for movies such as "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," "Donovan's Reef," "The Killers," "Cat Ballou," "The Professionals" and "The Dirty Dozen." He won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1966 for his dual roles in "Cat Ballou."


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