TODAY IN HISTORY - October 15th:

1917 - World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.
1951 - "I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS
1969 - 3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash wins 5 awarads and this was the first CMA Award Show to be broadcast live!
1973 - 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
1989 - Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer


1920 - Mario Puzo, novelist (The Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)


1968 - Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62
1976 - Carlo Gambino, Italian-American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 74

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