This Day in Film History:
Vilgot Sjöman's I am Curious (Yellow) debuts in Sweden. US Customs agents seize copies of the film as it is brought into America., though a US Court of Appeals later ruled that the film was not obscene.
Source: Forbidden Films
Debuting in New York two days earlier, The French Connection opens nationwide in the US. The film wins four Oscars, including Best Picture, marking the first time an R-rated work wins the award.
After 12 years on Florida's Death Row, Aileen Wuornos is executed. Charlize Theron's performance as Wuornos in 2003's Monster earned the actress Best Actress Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.
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