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Movie events on the 24th August

79

Pompeii is destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupts. (Pompeii) (Pompeii)

1572

Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre. (Paris, France) (Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages)

1759

William Wilberforce born. (Great Britain) (Amazing Grace)

1889

Nicholas Lundy born. (The Royal Tenenbaums)

1921

Future musical film star Daisy Clover is born. (Angel Beach, CA) (Inside Daisy Clover)

1936

Daisy Clover makes a record of herself singing and sends it into a talent contest sponsored by Raymond Swan of Swan Studios. This 25 cent investment leads to a studio contract, fame and misfortune. (Angel Beach, CA) (Inside Daisy Clover)

David Carr, an underemployed miner and a devote communist, hears an impassioned account of fascist atrocities in Spain and makes up his mind to head off to Barcelona to fight for the Republic. (Liverpool, England) (Land and Freedom)

1938

Clark Gable reluctantly agrees to play Rhett Butler in David O. Selznick's "Gone with the Wind". (Gable and Lombard)

1966

The Doors begin recording their self-titled debut album. (Hollywood, CA) (The Doors)

1967

Beatles' manager Brian Epstein dies of an overdose of sleeping pills. (Birth of the Beatles)

1981

Mark David Chapman is sentenced to prison for 20 years to life. (New York City, New York) (The Killing of John Lennon)

2002

Julie Powell learns how to cook mushrooms properly, and begins to spend large amounts at the supermarket, including a small tree. (Julie & Julia)

Irene, mother of Raimunda and Sole, dies in a house fire. (Volver)

2003

Macgruber's passport is issued. (MacGruber)

2013

Macgruber's passport expires. (MacGruber)

2027

Mashable article titled "Suprahuman" is published. (RoboCop)

2154

Jake Sully ceases to be. Sort of. (Pandora) (Avatar)

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