The Medal of Honor is authorized, a favorite toy is born, Walter Mondale makes a historic choice, and "E.T." breaks box office records, all on this day.
1948: Fitness trainer and actor Richard Simmons, known for his "Sweatin' to the Oldies" line of aerobics videos and his eccentric, outgoing and energetic personality, is born Milton Teagle Simmons in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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