On this day: November 21

Published On: Nov 20 2012 02:35:16 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 21 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

Thomas Edison announces the phonograph, "Frankenstein" and "Rocky" premiere 45 years apart, Tweety Bird makes his debut, and millions tune in to find out "who shot J.R.," all on this day.

OTD November 21 - An American Tail
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1986: The animated movie "An American Tail" premieres in theaters. The movie, which tells the story of young Russian mouse Fievel Mouskewitz, who gets separated from his family while immigrating to America, would become the highest grossing non-Disney produced animated feature, drawing more than $47 million in the United States and $84 million worldwide.

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