On this day: July 2

POSTED: 11:01 AM PDT Jun 27, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 01, 2014 

A president is shot, a Supreme Court justice is born, aliens land -- or not -- and an acting legend passes, all on this day.

OTD July 2 - Betty Grable
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20th Century Fox

1973: Actress Betty Grable, who was as famous for her legs, once insured by her studio for $1 million with Lloyds of London, as for her movies, dies of lung cancer at the age of 56 in Santa Monica, California. Some of her best-known movies include "Down Argentine Way," "Moon Over Miami," "Mother Wore Tights" and "How to Marry a Millionaire."

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