On this day: October 19

Published On: Oct 17 2012 02:05:27 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 19 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

The first disco opens, the United States slaps an embargo on Cuba, Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at an Atlanta sit-in, and Saddam Hussein goes on trial, all on this day.

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National Wrestling Alliance

2003: Professional wrestler Road Warrior Hawk (left), whose real name was Michael James Hegstrand, dies of an apparent heart attack at the age of 46 in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. Hegstrand is best known as one half of the tag team known as the Road Warriors or The Legion of Doom, with his childhood friend Joe Lauranaitis (right), who took the name Road Warrior Animal.


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