On this day: December 12

POSTED: 10:32 PM PST Dec 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 11, 2015 

Ol' Blue Eyes is born, Boys Town is founded, the first motel opens, "The Godfather: Part II" premieres, and the U.S. Supreme Court decides the 2000 presidential election, all on this day.

OTD December 12 - Frank Sinatra
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1915: Singer and actor Frank Sinatra, known for such hits as "Strangers in the Night," "My Way," "That's Life" and "Summer Wind," and an Oscar-winner for 1953's "From Here to Eternity," is born in Hoboken, New Jersey. A founding member of the "Rat Pack," he also starred in such movies as "The Man with the Golden Arm," "The Manchurian Candidate," "Guys and Dolls" and "Ocean's 11." He died of a heart attack at age 82 on May 14, 1998.


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