On this day: February 28

Published On: Feb 26 2013 09:54:06 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 28 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Nylon is invented, the "M*A*S*H" finale draws a record audience, Michael Jackson wins a record eight Grammys, the Gulf War ends, and the Branch Davidian standoff begins, all on this day.

OTD February 28 - Pretty in Pink
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1986: The coming-of-age comedy "Pretty in Pink," starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer, and directed by John Hughes, premieres in theaters. The film would prove a critical and commercial success, earning $6 million during its opening weekend and $40 million during its theatrical run.

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