Popular now on WCYB.com

On this day: October 22

POSTED: 2:50 PM Oct 18 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 22 2014

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
1 / 45
Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images

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.

Around The Watercooler

watermelon bread

Confection craze: Watermelon bread trending in Taiwan

Watermelon's a great summer snack, but watermelon bread?

Police lights file

Man in wheelchair robs bank, gets away

A man in a wheelchair managed to evade authorities after robbing a bank of $1,200, according to a Huffington Post report.

Sexy Gorilla Shabani 12

Japanese women go ape for gorilla hunk

Who could resist that striking countenance, that chiseled brow -- and that toned, furry butt?

A surprisingly hunky male gorilla, Shabani, has female humans going ape after mugshots of the 18-year-old animal began going viral on Twitter.

Police lights file 2

Man steals car, runs out of gas

Authorities say a man driving a stolen car took the wrong road and ended up lost and without gas in Pennsylvania.

Baby

Naming your baby Quinoa could win you $10K

Expecting a baby in the next couple of days? Hours?

advertisement

Email Sign-Up

advertisement