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This Day in Film History:
April 2


Sir Alec Guinness, Oscar winner for The Bridge on the River Kwai, is born in Marlyebone, London, England. Younger audiences know him best as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episodes Four, Five and Six.


Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey debuts.


A streaker briefly interrupts the Academy Awards, dashing behind host David Niven while he is speaking. Niven, nervous about presenting, dashes off the brilliant ad-lib: "Isn't it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings."

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