On this day: August 16

POSTED: 09:42 PM PDT Aug 13, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 15, 2016 

Politics get ugly on the White House lawn, Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, the Bambino and The King both die, and the Beatles find a new drummer, all on this day.

OTD August 16 - Bela Lugosi
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1956: Actor Bela Lugosi, best known for playing Dracula in the 1931 classic monster movie and his roles in other horror movies such as "Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Raven" and "Son of Frankenstein," dies of a heart attack at the age of 73 in Los Angeles.


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