On this day: October 10

Published On: Oct 09 2012 05:58:37 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 10 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

A rebuilt London Bridge opens in the Arizona desert, a vice president resigns, and the entertainment world loses Yul Brynner, Orson Welles and Christopher Reeve, all on this day.

OTD October 10 - Orson Welles
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1985: Actor and filmmaker Orson Welles, whose first movie was 1941's "Citizen Kane," often ranked as one of the all-time greatest films, dies from a heart attack at the age of 70 in Los Angeles. An outsider to the studio system, he directed a total of only 13 movies in his career, including the critically acclaimed "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Touch of Evil." He also worked extensively in theater and radio, including the now legendary 1938 broadcast of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds."

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