On this day: August 31

POSTED: 03:30 PM PDT Aug 30, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 30, 2015 

Jack the Ripper claims his first victim, Coca-Cola makes its European debut, Jimi Hendrix rocks in the early morning hours at the Isle of Wight, and the "People's Princess" dies in a car crash, all on this day.

OTD August 31 - David Frost
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2013: David Frost, the English journalist best known for his 1977 interviews with former U.S. President Richard Nixon, dies of a heart attack at age 74 while in the Mediterranean on board the cruise ship MS Queen Elizabeth, on which he had been engaged as a speaker.


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