On this day: July 12

Published On: Jul 09 2012 11:05:02 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 12 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Medal of Honor is authorized, a favorite toy is born, Walter Mondale makes a historic choice, and "E.T." breaks box office records, all on this day.

OTD July 12 - Brian Grazer
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1951: Screenwriter and producer Brian Grazer, who co-founded Imagine Entertainment with Ron Howard, is born in Los Angeles, California. Grazer has been personally nominated for Academy Awards for the movies "Splash," "Apollo 13," "A Beautiful Mind" and "Frost/Nixon," winning as part of the Best Picture Oscar for "A Beautiful Mind" in 2002.

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