A famous shootout went down on this day in 1881.
Plus a star was born three weeks after his death.
Friday, October 26th, the 300th day of 2012
Today is Workaholic Stop and Smell Something Day, a day for workaholics to consider what they might be missing.
One of the most famous shootouts in history happened on this day in 1881 at Tombstone, Arizona, when Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and Doc Holiday took on the Clanton Gang in the “Gunfight at the OK Corral” — three Clantons went to Boot Hill, and Earp’s brothers were wounded.
The classic film about teenage rebellion, “Rebel Without a Cause,” opened on October 26, 1955 — the premier came about three weeks after the death of its star, twenty-four year old James Dean.
1964: On the last day of recording their fourth album, Beatles For Sale, the Beatles are visited by an early idol of theirs — rockabilly legend Carl Perkins.
At one point, Ringo calls the Sun records artists “Mr. Perkins,” to which he replies, “Son, I wish you’d just call me Carl. Mr. Perkins is my daddy.”