This Day in Film History:
James Whale, director of Universal's Frankenstein and subject of the 1998 Ian McKellan film Gods and Monsters, is born in Dudley, England.
Roger Ebert writes an editorial in Variety decrying the MPAA's rating system, focusing on changes forced upon Eyes Wide Shut.
Austin Powers in Goldmember opens, setting a record for July openers. The Mike Myers film rakes in $73.07 million on more than 3,600 screens.
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