On this day: May 27

Published: May 23 2013 01:55:17 PM EDT   Updated On: May 27 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

A tornado nearly wipes out St. Louis, the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge open, the Sex Pistols court controversy with "God Save the Queen," and Arsenio Hall signs off, all on this day.

OTD May 27 - Jeff Conaway
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2011: Actor Jeff Conaway, known for his roles in "Grease" and "Taxi," dies at age 60 in Encino, Calif., due to complications related to pneumonia and the degenerative brain condition known as encephalopathy, attributable to long-term drug use. Conaway was also featured on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."

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