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ACTION FILM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1988

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On July 15, 1988, Die Hard, an action film starring Bruce Willis as wisecracking New York City cop John McClane, opened in theaters
across the U.S.  A huge box-office hit, the film established Willis
as a movie star and spawned three sequels. Die Hard also became Hollywood shorthand for describing the plot of other actions films,
as in “Speed is Die Hard on a bus.”

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Walter Bruce Willis turned 67 in March.

On March 30, 2022, Willis’s family announced that
he was retiring as he had been diagnosed with
aphasia, a disorder caused by damage to the area
of the brain that controls language expression and
comprehension.


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LANDMARK FILM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1941

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Months before its release, Orson Welles’ film Citizen Kane began generating such controversy that Radio City Music Hall eventually refused to show it. Instead, Citizen Kane, now revered as one of
the greatest movies in history, made its debut at the smaller RKO
Palace Theater on May 1, 1941.

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George Orson Welles
(May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

Orson Welles  is considered to be among the
greatest and most influential filmmakers of
all time.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Bill of Rights of the United States of America (1791) - Bill of Rights  Institute

The Original Bill of Rights Had 12 Amendments, Not 10

On December 15, 1791, the new United States of America ratified the 
Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

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POPULAR MOVIE OPENED ON THIS DAY

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On August 11, 1973, the nostalgic teenage coming-of-age movie American Graffiti, directed and co-written by George Lucas,
opened  in theaters across the United States. Set in
California
in the summer of 1962, American Graffiti was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, and
helped launch the big-screen careers of Richard Dreyfuss and
Harrison Ford, as well as the former child actor and future Oscar-
winning filmmaker Ron Howard. The film’s success enabled
Lucas to get his next movie made, the mega-hit Star Wars (1977).

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Robert Weston Smith, known as Wolfman Jack
(January 21, 1938 – July 1, 1995)

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MOVIE OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1998

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On July 24, 1998, director Steven Spielberg’s World War
II
epic, Saving Private Ryan, was released in theaters
across the United States. The film, which starred Tom
Hanks and Matt Damon, was praised for its authentic
portrayal of war and was nominated for 11 Academy
Awards. It took home five Oscars, for Best Director,
Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Film Editing
and Best Sound Effects Editing.

The film’s lengthy opening scene was a bloody re-
enactment of American troops landing at Omaha
Beach in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.


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