Rome burns, a famous gunslinger kills for the first time, Marilyn Monroe passes a big test, and The King's first single is released, all on this day.
1976: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the TV series "Sherlock," the BBC's contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories, is born in London, England. He is also known for his roles in movies such as "Atonement," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "War Horse," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "12 Years a Slave" and "The Imitation Game," the last of which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
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