This Day in Film History:
Jerome Silberman, later known as the Waco Kid...no, wait, Frederick Frankenstein...no, sorry, Gene Wilder, is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Paramount releases True Grit. John Wayne eventually wins his only Best Actor Oscar for his work in the film.
Cancer does in American film icon Marion Michael Morrison, aka John Wayne, in California.
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial debuts.
Jurassic Park opens. The DTS sound system makes its debut.
For more on landmarks in film sound technology, read Jason Dean's article Here.
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