On this day: April 8

Published On: Apr 04 2013 04:16:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2014 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 - Gregory Peck
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1963: In a ceremony otherwise dominated by "Lawrence of Arabia," which wins seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, Gregory Peck wins his first and only Academy Award, Best Actor for "To Kill a Mockingbird," in his fifth nomination. "Mockingbird" also won for its screenplay and art direction while Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke won for their performances in "The Miracle Worker."

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