Magellan reaches the Pacific, William Shakespeare gets hitched, the Grand Ole Opry debuts, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci defects, and Jeffrey Dahmer is killed in prison, all on this day.
1946: Director Joe Dante, best known for movies like "Gremlins," "Piranha," "The Howling," "Explorers," "Innerspace" and "The 'Burbs," is born in Morristown, New Jersey.
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