Actor Adam West played the crime-fighting superhero Batman in the 1966 television series. The phenomenal popularity of the series made West a household name. West died on June 9, 2017, after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," according to a statement from his family. He was 88.
Thanks to the model 356, created in 1948 by Ferdinand Anton Ernst "Ferry" Porsche, the Porsche car company became known worldwide as a producer of successful sports and racing cars. Several years earlier, in 1934, Porsche worked with father Ferdinand Porsche on the first designs of the Volkswagen car.