On this day: July 23

Published On: Jul 22 2012 08:00:18 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 23 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

Miss America gives up her crown, Fergie gets a royal wedding, a new comet is discovered, and a singer's life comes to a tragic ending, all on this day.

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1961: Actor Woody Harrelson, who first found fame on the sitcom "Cheers" before starring in movies such as "White Men Can't Jump," "Kingpin," "Zombieland" and "The Hunger Games," is born in Midland, Texas. For his roles in "The People vs. Larry Flynt" and "The Messenger," Harrelson earned Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.


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