On this day: May 10

POSTED: 02:38 PM PDT May 09, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 09, 2016 

The First Transcontinental Railroad is completed, "Rock Around the Clock" is released, The Incredible Hulk makes his debut, Wilt Chamberlain plays his last game, and Nelson Mandela is inaugurated, all on this day.

OTD May 10 - Scotty Beckett
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1968: Actor Scotty Beckett dies from an overdose of barbiturates at age 38 in Los Angeles. Beckett started his showbiz career at the age of 4 with a part in 1933's "Gallant Lady" and then went on to star in the "Our Gang" short films, playing George "Spanky" McFarland's best friend and partner in mischief. He continued to find success well into his teens and early 20s, but a 1954 arrest on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and passing a bad check cost him his job as the comic sidekick in the popular TV show "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger."


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