On this day: August 31

POSTED: 4:30 PM Aug 30 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 31 2012

Jack the Ripper claims his first victim, Coca-Cola makes its European debut, Jimi Hendrix rocks in the early morning hours at the Isle of Wight, and the "People's Princess" dies in a car crash, all on this day.

OTD August 31 - Debbie Gibson
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Atlantic Records

1970: Pop singer Debbie Gibson, the youngest female artist to write, record, and perform a No. 1 single (1988's "Foolish Beat"), is born in Brooklyn, New York. Her other top-10 hits included "Only in My Dreams," "Shake Your Love," "Out of the Blue" and "Lost in Your Eyes."

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