This Day in Film History:
The French Connection premieres in the United States.
Never Say Never Again opens. The film marks Sean Connery's final appearance as James Bond. Barbara Carrera eventually receives a Best Supporting Actress nomination for the Golden Globes, the only time an acting nomination went to Bond film.
Quentin Tarrantino's Pulp Fiction debuts in New York and Los Angeles
Having recalled Gray Davis, California voters elect Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor. The action movie star and political novice is elected over a slate of more than 100 candidates, including Larry Flynt (finishing 7th), Gary Coleman (8th) and porn star, er, adult film actress, Mary "Mary Carey" Cook (10th).
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