Author of Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell dies in a car accident in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee both make their screen debuts in No Way Out.
Bela Lugosi dies four days into shooting the infamous Plan 9 From Outer Space. Filming continued, with the chiropractor of director Ed Wood's wife standing in for Lugosi for the remainder of the shoot.
The paparazzi goes wild as Sean Penn and Madonna marry. They divorce in 1989.