On this day: November 23

Published On: Nov 22 2012 12:55:36 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 23 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The first jukebox goes into service, JFK lays in repose at the White House, "Doctor Who" debuts on TV, and Africa gets its first elected female head of state, all on this day.

OTD November 23 - Robert Towne
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1934: Screenwriter and film director Robert Towne, who most notably won an Academy Award for the screenplay to Roman Polanski's "Chinatown," is born in Los Angeles. Towne also wrote the screenplays for movies such as "The Last Detail," "Shampoo," "Heaven Can Wait," "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan," "Days of Thunder," "The Firm" and "Mission: Impossible."

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