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.
1986: American crime and suspense novelist John D. MacDonald dies from complications of an earlier heart bypass operation at the age of 70 in Milwaukee, Wis. MacDonald's best-known works include the critically acclaimed Travis McGee series and his novel "The Executioners," which was adapted into the film "Cape Fear."
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