Laurel and Hardy team up, a human heart is transplanted for the first time, an assassin targets Bob Marley, and the first text message is sent via phone, all on this day.
1947: The play "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams opens on Broadway in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The production was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, all of whom, except for Tandy, went on to make the 1951 movie version.
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