On this day: April 8

Published On: Apr 04 2013 04:16:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Venus de Milo is uncovered, Pablo Picasso dies, Hank Aaron belts a milestone home run, "The Godfather Part II" makes Oscar history, and Somali pirates briefly seize an American vessel, all on this day.

OTD April 8 - John Madden
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1949: Film director John Madden, best known for directing movies such as "Shakespeare in Love," "Proof" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," is born in Hampshire, England. "Shakespeare in Love" won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1999 and Madden also received a Best Director nomination for the film.

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