On this day: June 28

Published On: Jun 27 2013 12:12:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 28 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The last of America's Founding Fathers dies, Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated, Mike Tyson bites off a bit of Evander Holyfield's ear, and Elián González returns to Cuba, all on this day.

OTD June 28 - Mel Brooks
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1926: Filmmaker Mel Brooks, best known for directing movies such as "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein" and "Spaceballs," is born Melvin James Kaminsky in Brooklyn, New York. Brooks began his career as a stand-up comic and as a writer for the early TV variety show "Your Show of Shows" and became famous as part of the comedy duo "The 2,000 Year Old Man" with Carl Reiner. He also adapted his first film, "The Producers," into a Broadway musical smash.

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