On this day: August 3

POSTED: 02:07 PM PDT Aug 02, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 02, 2012 

Columbus sets sail, the first American intercollegiate sporting event takes place, Jesse Owens shines in Berlin, and a controversial stand-up comic dies, all on this day.

OTD August 3 - Bubba Smith
1 / 41
Warner Bros. Pictures

2011: Actor and former NFL player Bubba Smith dies of acute drug intoxication and heart disease at age 66 in Los Angeles, California. Smith, who played nine years in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers, also starred in college for Michigan State, earning induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. His best-known role as an actor was as Moses Hightower in the first six "Police Academy" movies. He's seen here in 1989's "Police Academy 6: City Under Siege."

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Most Popular

Advertisement