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MOVIE SET TRAGEDY ON THIS DAY IN 1982

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On July 23, 1982, Vic Morrow and two child actors, Renee Shinn
Chen and Myca Dinh Le, are killed in an accident involving a
helicopter during filming on the
California set of Twilight Zone:
The Movie
. Morrow, age 53, and the children, ages six and seven,
were shooting a
Vietnam War battle scene in which they were
supposed to be running from a pursuing helicopter. Special-
effects explosions on the set caused the pilot of the low-flying
craft to lose control and crash into the three victims. The accident
took place on the film’s last scheduled day of shooting.

Twilight Zone co-director John Landis (Blues Brothers, Trading
Places, National Lampoon’s Animal House
) and four other men
working on the film, including the special-effects coordinator and
the helicopter pilot, were charged with involuntary manslaughter. According to a 1987 New York Times report, it was the first time
a film director faced criminal charges for events that occurred
while making a movie.

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Victor Morrow (Victor Morozoff)
(February 14, 1929 – July 23, 1982)

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AIRSHIP DISASTER ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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The airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built and the
pride of
Nazi Germany, burst into flames upon touching its
mooring mast in Lakehurst,
New Jersey, killing 36 passengers
and crew-members, on May 6, 1937.
 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley)
(September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963)

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PLANE CRASHED INTO POTOMAC RIVER IN 1982

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On January 13, 1982, an Air Florida Boeing 737-222 plunged into
the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., killing 78 people. The
crash, caused by bad weather, took place only two miles from
the
White House.

The Air Florida flight took off from Washington National Airport
in Arlington,
Virginia, with 74 passengers and 5 crew members
on board. The plane had flown into Washington from Miami in
the early afternoon and was supposed to return to Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida, after a short stop.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

 

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Buster (Joseph Frank) Keaton
(October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966)

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1926…Filmed in Oregon

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