What happened in Hollywood on this day?
This Day in Film History:
Jerome Silberman, later known as the 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 claims the life of 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.