On this day: October 11

Published On: Oct 10 2012 05:56:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 11 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The first successful manned Apollo mission launches, John Lennon releases the song "Imagine," George Washington gets a posthumous promotion, and Anita Hill accuses Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, all on this day.

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1962: Actress Joan Cusack, best known for movies such as "Working Girl," "Married to the Mob," "In & Out," "Addams Family Values," "Runaway Bride" and "Toy Story 2," is born in New York City. Cusack, who is the sister of fellow actor John Cusack, had earned Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in "Working Girl" and "In & Out."