The Mississippi River is rocked by earthquakes, Baltimore burns, Chaplin debuts "The Tramp," The Beatles arrive in America, and space shuttle astronauts make the first untethered spacewalk, all on this day.
1946: Actor Pete Postlethwaite, best known for his movie roles in "In the Name of the Father," "The Usual Suspects," "The Constant Gardener," "Romeo + Juliet" and "The Town," is born in Warrington, Cheshire, England. Postlethwaite, who earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for "In the Name of the Father" in 1994, died of pancreatic cancer at age 64 on Jan. 2, 2011.
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