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 - Nadia Comaneci
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1961: Gymnast Nadia Comaneci, a five-time Olympic gold medalist, is born in Onesti, Romania. Comaneci, seen here in 1977, is the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics, which she did at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. She also earned three silvers and a bronze in her Olympic career, which also included the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.

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