On this day: November 22

POSTED: 11:09 PM PST Nov 20, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 21, 2015 

A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.

OTD November 22 - Billie Jean King
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1943: Professional tennis player Billie Jean King, who won six Wimbledon and four U.S. Open singles titles and 29 Grand Slam doubles and mixed doubles titles during a 21-year career from 1959 to 1990, is born in Long Beach, California. She's also known for winning The Battle of the Sexes tennis match against Bobby Riggs at the Houston Astrodome in 1973.


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