The Sistine Chapel's ceiling is unveiled, the National Weather Service makes its first forecast, the U.S. explodes its first hydrogen bomb, and Honda opens its first U.S. factory, all on this day.
1985: Actor and comedian Phil Silvers dies of natural causes at age 74 in Century City, California. Nicknamed "The King of Chutzpah," Silvers was best known for starring in "The Phil Silvers Show," a 1950s sitcom set on a U.S. Army post in which he played Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko.
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