Sherman begins his march to the sea, FDR lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial, Elvis Presley makes his movie debut, and Joey Buttafuoco heads to jail, all on this day.
1977: The sci-fi drama "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," starring Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Melinda Dillon and Teri Garr, and directed by Steven Spielberg, premieres in New York City. The movie, about a lineman in Indiana whose life changes after a close encounter with a UFO, debuted to critical and financial success, grossing $337 million compared to its $20 million budget.
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