1870: Author Charles Dickens died at age 58.
So Charles Dickens death is not as exciting as Mark Wahlberg’s birthday. BUT, his stories became the basis of a lot of movies. Here are two titles that were made and remade (and are available in our home use collection).
1973 Secretariat became horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 25 years by winning the Belmont Stakes.
Horse racing. Frankly, I get more excited about wearing a large hat than I do about the actual horses. Never the less, here are some movies or or centered around horse racing.
Charlie Chan at the race track – HU DVD 4002
A day at the races – HU DVD 3415
The first Saturday in May – DVD 4365
Seabiscuit – DVD 1176
Shadow of the thin man – HU DVD 4974
1980: Comedian Richard Pryor suffered near-fatal burns at his home when a mixture of “free-base” cocaine exploded.
I couldn’t help but post this fun fact. Get your friends together and come watch this 1982 film here in Media Services.
Richard Pryor live on the Sunset Strip – VHS 2832
(See more events “On This Day” at the New York Times website)