This Day in Film History:
Fredrick Auslerlitz, later known as Fred Astaire, is born in Omaha, Nebraska.
Luise Rainer, Academy Award-winning actress for The Great Zigfield and The Good Earth, is born in Dusseldorf, Germany. She won her Oscars in successive years.
Rising from the reformed CBC Film Sales Company, Columbia Pictures is officially born.
Source: Columbia Pictures
Fritz Lang's signature work Metropolis premieres in Germany.
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