On this day: August 17

POSTED: 08:14 PM PDT Aug 16, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 16, 2016 

Davy Crockett is born, George Orwell publishes his classic novel, the Berlin Wall claims its first victim, Bill Clinton admits to an "improper physical relationship," and Michael Phelps sets a new Olympic mark, all on this day.

OTD August 17 - Yvonne Craig
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2015: Actress Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl from the 1960s TV series "Batman," dies at the age of 78 in Los Angeles from metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her liver.

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