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On this day: April 2

Published On: Mar 29 2013 10:46:43 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Elvis heads north of the border, 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal strikes Oscar gold, Velcro hits the market, the MLB finds labor peace, and Pope John Paul II dies, all on this day.

OTD April 2 - 2001
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1968: Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" premieres in Washington, D.C. After its release it garnered a cult following and slowly became a box office hit. Some years after its initial release, it eventually became the highest grossing picture from 1968 in North America.

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