On this day: October 22

Published: Oct 18 2012 02:50:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 22 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, The Supremes top the charts, and "First Blood" dominates the box office, all on this day.

OTD October 22 - Russell Means
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2012: American Oglala Sioux activist and actor Russell Means, who appeared in numerous films, including "The Last of the Mohicans" and "Natural Born Killers," dies of esophageal cancer at age 72 in Porcupine, South Dakota. Means was noted for his libertarian political activism and became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement after joining the organization in 1968.

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