Jesse James robs his first bank, Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, America heads to the moon one last time, instant replay is born, and Rod Blagojevich goes to prison, all on this day.
2001: The comedy-crime caper "Ocean's Eleven," starring an ensemble cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy García and Julia Roberts, and directed by Steven Soderbergh, opens in theaters. The movie, a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film "Ocean's 11," would prove to be a success at the box office, earning more than $450 million worldwide and spawning two sequels.
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