On this day: July 7

Published On: Jul 09 2013 12:26:27 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 07 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Sliced bread goes on sale for the first time, Elvis Presley makes his radio debut, Led Zeppelin plays their last concert, Oliver North testifies at the Iran-Contra hearings, and Michael Jackson is remembered by family and friends, all on this day.

OTD July 7 - George Cukor
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1899: Film director George Cukor, best known for directing movies such as "The Philadelphia Story," "Gaslight," "Adam's Rib," "Born Yesterday," "A Star Is Born" and "My Fair Lady," is born in New York City. Cukor won an Academy Award for Best Director for "My Fair Lady" and was nominated another four times in his career. He died of a heart attack at the age of 83 on Jan. 24, 1983.

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