Mozart and Monet die, the 21st Amendment repealing prohibition is ratified, the Montgomery Bus Boycott begins, and O.J. Simpson heads to prison, all on this day.
1997: The drama "Good Will Hunting," starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, Robin Williams and Stellan Skarsgard, and directed by Gus Van Sant, premieres in theaters. The movie would earn Academy Awards for Damon and Affleck for their screenplay and Williams for Best Supporting Actor, and gross more than $225 million at the domestic box office.
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