An audience goes to the cinema for the first time, streetcars come to San Francisco, The Beatles' "White Album" goes to No. 1, and the first American test-tube baby is born, all on this day.
1954: Actor Denzel Washington, best known for movies such as "Glory," "Malcolm X," "Philadelphia," "Training Day" and "American Gangster," is born in Mount Vernon, New York. Washington has won two Academy Awards, one for Best Supporting Actor for "Glory" and one for Best Actor for "Training Day."
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