Alcatraz prison closes, Martin Luther King Jr. marches toward Montgomery, the U.S. decides to boycott Moscow's Olympics, and Spielberg nabs his first Oscar, all on this day.
1962: Actor Matthew Broderick, best known for his roles in movies like "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "WarGames," "Biloxi Blues," "The Freshman" and "Election," is born in New York City. Broderick also voiced Simba in Disney's "The Lion King" and has appeared on Broadway in "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and "The Producers," which he also starred in the movie version of.
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
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