On this day: December 6

Published On: Dec 05 2012 11:00:14 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 06 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, the capstone is set on the Washington Monument, the TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" debuts, and Roy Orbison passes away, all on this day.

OTD December 6 - Judd Apatow
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1967: Film director and screenwriter Judd Apatow, best known as the director of "The 40-Year-Old-Virgin" and "Knocked Up," is born in New York City. Apatow is also known for developing the cult television series "Freaks and Geeks" and "Undeclared" and for producing comedy movies such as "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Superbad," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Bridesmaids."

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