This Day In Kixtory


  • 1967 Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby, the man who killed accused John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies. He was 55.
  • 1973 A 12-member group headed by Tampa ship builder George Steinbrenner buys the New York Yankees from CBS for a reported $10-12 million.
  • 1989 The syndicated “Arsenio Hall Show” premieres on late-night TV.
  • 1996 The first clamshell flip mobile phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale. Eventually 60 million are sold.
  • 2000 The last new daily Peanuts strip by Charles Schulz runs in newspapers.
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