On this day: October 15

POSTED: 12:59 AM Oct 12 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 15 2015

Napoleon goes into exile, "I Love Lucy" debuts, vice-presidential candidates debate for the first time, Wayne Gretzky sets the NHL's points record, and the nation meets "Balloon Boy" and his family, all on this day.

OTD October 15 - Penny Marshall
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1942: Actress and film director Penny Marshall, best known for playing Laverne DeFazio on the sitcom "Laverne and Shirley," is born in The Bronx, New York. Marshall is also known for directing such movies as "Big," "Awakenings" and "A League of Their Own."


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