On this day: November 7

Published On: Nov 06 2012 05:15:25 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 07 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid die in Bolivia, Marie Curie wins her second Nobel Prize, FDR wins an unprecedented fourth term, Steve McQueen dies, and Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive, all on this day.

OTD November 7 - Magic Johnson
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1991: Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Magic Johnson announces that he had tested positive for HIV and was retiring immediately. Johnson initially said that he did not know how he contracted the disease, but later acknowledged that it was through having multiple sexual partners during his playing career. Despite his retirement, Johnson would play in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game, earning MVP honors after recording 25 points, nine assists and five rebounds, and attempt an aborted comeback before the 1992-93 season, before actually returning for the last 32 games of the 1995-96 NBA season.

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