Spanish Influenza breaks out, Janet Reno is confirmed as the first female attorney general, and a massive earthquake and tsunami cripple Japan, all on this day.
1977: The disaster film "Airport '77," starring an ensemble cast including Jack Lemmon, James Stewart, Joseph Cotten, Christopher Lee and Olivia de Havilland, premieres in theaters. The second sequel in the "Airport" franchise, the movie continued the box office success of the series, earning $30 million, and received two Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.
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