A president is shot, Cal Ripken Jr. breaks an unbreakable record, and the world mourns the passing of a princess, all on this day.
1998: Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa, considered one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, dies of a stroke at age 88 in Tokyo, Japan. Some of Kurosawa's best known films include "Rashomon," "Ikiru," "Seven Samurai" and "Yojimbo." He's seen here in 1953 on the set of "Seven Samurai."
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