On this day: September 19

Published On: Sep 18 2012 11:48:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 19 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.

OTD September 19 - Ordinary People
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Paramount Pictures

1980: The drama "Ordinary People," starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton and directed by Robert Redford in his directorial debut, premieres in New York City. The movie would go on to earn Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Hutton) and Best Adapted Screenplay as well as nominations for Moore and Hirsch.

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