On this day: September 19

Published On: Sep 18 2012 11:48:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 19 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.

OTD September 19 - Goodfellas
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1990: The mob drama "Goodfellas," starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta and directed by Martin Scorsese, opens in theaters. The movie would be nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and win one for Pesci in the Best Supporting Actor category.

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