On this day: November 12

Published On: Nov 12 2012 12:33:13 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 12 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

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.

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1980: Actor Ryan Gosling, known for his roles in movies such as "The Notebook," "Half Nelson," "Drive," "Blue Valentine," "Crazy Stupid Love" and "The Ides of March," is born in London, Ontario, Canada. Gosling earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in 2006's "Half Nelson."