On this day: November 12

POSTED: 12:33 AM Nov 12 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Nov 12 2013

The Loch Ness Monster smiles for the camera -- sort of, Ellis Island closes, actor William Holden passes away, and Madonna releases "Like a Virgin," all on this day.

OTD November 12 - Al Michaels
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1944: Television sportscaster Al Michaels is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is best known for his many years of calling play-by-play of National Football League games, including nearly two decades with "Monday Night Football." He's also known for famous calls in other sports, including the "Miracle on Ice" at the 1980 Winter Olympics and the earthquake-interrupted Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.


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