The Boy Scouts of America is founded, the gas chamber is first used in the United States, the first NFL Draft is held, "Good Times" premieres, and women's ice hockey debuts as an Olympic sport, all on this day.
1932: Composer and conductor John Williams, who has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in cinematic history, is born on Long Island, N.Y. Some of the films Williams has scored include the "Star Wars" films, "Jaws," "Superman," the "Indiana Jones" movies, "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan." He's won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and 21 Grammy Awards. With 49 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most nominated person, after Walt Disney.
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