On this day: November 12

Published On: Nov 11 2012 11:33:13 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 12 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Al Michaels
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1944: Television sportscaster Al Michaels is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is best known for his many years of calling play-by-play of National Football League games, including nearly two decades with "Monday Night Football." He's also known for famous calls in other sports, including the "Miracle on Ice" at the 1980 Winter Olympics and the earthquake-interrupted Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.

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