On this day: December 12

POSTED: 10:32 PM PST Dec 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 11, 2014 

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 - Joseph Heller
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1999: American author Joseph Heller, best known for his satirical novel "Catch-22," dies of a heart attack at the age of 76 in East Hampton, New York. He's seen here in 1986.

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