On this day: December 12

Published On: Dec 12 2012 12:32:25 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 12 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

Ol' Blue Eyes is born, Boys Town is founded, the first motel opens, "The Godfather: Part II" premieres, and the U.S. Supreme Court decides the 2000 presidential election, all on this day.

OTD December 12 - Godfather Part II
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1974: The drama "The Godfather: Part II," starring Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro, premieres in New York City. The sequel to 1972's "The Godfather," it was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and would become the first sequel to win Best Picture. It also won five other Oscars: Best Director for Francis Ford Coppola, Best Supporting Actor for De Niro, Best Adapted Screenplay for Coppola and Mario Puzo, and Best Original Dramatic Score.

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