Burt Reynolds, the iconic mustachioed star of classics ranging from Smokey and the Bandit to Boogie Nights, has passed away at the age of 82. The actor died early Thursday at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, as confirmed by his manager. No cause of death has been given at this time.
I was looking over the listing of events for this date in history and I didn't realize how many events have taken place over the years on this date. For instance, in 1961 ABC"s "Wide World of Sports TV anthology premiered.