On this day: November 12

Published On: Nov 12 2012 12:33:13 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 12 2015 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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2003: Actor Jonathan Brandis, whose best known role was as Lucas Wolenczak, a teen prodigy on the TV series "seaQuest DSV," dies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, California, of injuries he sustained after hanging himself at the age of 27. Brandis' career also included roles in "The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter," "Stephen King's It," "Ladybugs" and "Sidekicks."