On this day: November 12

Published On: Nov 12 2012 12:33:13 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 12 2014 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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1945: Singer-songwriter Neil Young, known for his solo work as well as his work with the bands Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has had a career that has spanned more than 40 years and 35 studio albums.