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Walter Cronkite’s last day in the anchor chair at the CBS Evening
News.

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Robert "Rob" Reiner is 70 years old today.

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ACTRESS CATHERINE O’HARA IS 63 TODAY

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Catherine Anne O’Hara was born in Canada.

Actress, writer, and comedienne Catherine O’Hara became known for her roles
in Beetlejuice (1988) and Home Alone (1990).

She was an understudy for Gilda Radner on Saturday Night Live and was later
given an opportunity for a position on the show, but she turned it down and the
position was given to her friend Robin Duke.

O’Hara also voiced numerous characters in animated films such as Chicken
Little, Monster House, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Catherine O’Hara won the 1982 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing
for a
Variety Series
for SCTV Network, the Genie Award for Best Supporting
Actress
for the 1999 film The Life Before This, and was nominated for an Emmy
Award
for the 2010 television film Temple Grandin.

 

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On this day in 1961, the Peace Corps was formally authorized by Congress. President John F. Kennedy (seated) signs legislation
creating the organization.

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Ronald William "Ron" Howard is 63 years old today.

Ron Howard studied film at the University of Southern California,
but dropped out before graduating.

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BILL PAXTON HAS DIED AT 61

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William "Bill" Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017)

The actor/director died on Saturday due to complications of
surgery.

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Stars Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton

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JOHN CARPENTER IS 69 TODAY

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John Howard Carpenter was born in Los Angeles, California.

Director John Carpenter is known for his horror, thriller and science fiction
films such as The Thing (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Halloween
(1978), Escape from New York (1981) and Starman 1984).

He made short horror films on 8mm before high school. He was enrolled at the
University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, but dropped out.

 

 

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From left: John Carpenter with Jamie Lee Curtis on the set of
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