On this day: September 26

Published On: Sep 25 2012 11:33:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Sir Francis Drake completes his trip around the world, Nixon and Kennedy square off on TV, the Beatles release "Abbey Road," and an acting legend passes away, all on this day.

OTD September 26 - Oliver
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1968: The movie musical "Oliver!" premieres in London, England. Based on the stage musical of the same name, which was based on Charles Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist," the movie would go on to earn 11 Academy Award nominations, winning six, including Oscars for Best Picture, and Best Director for Carol Reed.

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