20 years ago today

The Cerritos childhood home of former First Lady Patricia Nixon is demolished after an earlier firebombing caused an estimated $90,000 in damage.

* Rock star Alice Cooper tears a letter "O" from his personalized T-shirt and donates it--along with $27,778--to the "Save the Hollywood Sign" fund to replace one of those missing in the landmark.

* "The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Pacific's Cinerama Dome.

* Quote of the Day: "That's why He gave you a beautiful body."--A Hollywood minister offers career counseling to former Miss Nude Universe Kellie Everts, who quits her job as a social worker to become a stripper.

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