On this day: August 28

Published On: Aug 27 2012 05:07:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Pepsi and UPS are born, Emmett Till is murdered, Martin Luther King Jr. shares his dream, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, all on this day.

OTD August 28 - John Huston
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1987: Film director, screenwriter and actor John Huston, best known for directing movies such as "The Maltese Falcon," "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," "Key Largo," "The Asphalt Jungle," "The African Queen" and "Prizzi's Honor," dies at age 81 in Middletown, Rhode Island, from pneumonia as a complication of lung disease. During a career that spanned nearly 50 years, Huston received 15 Oscar nominations, winning a total of two for directing and writing "The Treasure of Sierra Madre," and directed both his father, Walter Huston, and daughter, Anjelica Huston, to Oscar wins in different films.

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