On this day: October 10

POSTED: 6:58 PM Oct 09 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 10 2015

The Beach Boys release "Good Vibrations," a rebuilt London Bridge opens in the Arizona desert, a vice president resigns, and the entertainment world loses Yul Brynner, Orson Welles and Christopher Reeve, all on this day.

OTD October 10 - Alex Karras
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2012: Football player and actor Alex Karras dies from complications caused by kidney failure at the age of 77 in Los Angeles, California. Karras played with the Detroit Lions in the National Football League from 1958–1962 and 1964–1970, but is best known for his role as Mongo the movie "Blazing Saddles" (pictured, right) and as George Papadopoulos in the TV sitcom "Webster."


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