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.
2008: Actor Van Johnson, a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios during and after World War II, dies at age 92 in Nyack, New York. Some of his best-known roles came in the movies "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," "A Guy Named Joe" and "The Caine Mutiny."
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