Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid die in Bolivia, Marie Curie wins her second Nobel Prize, FDR wins an unprecedented fourth term, Steve McQueen dies, and Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive, all on this day.
1897: Filmmaker Herman J. Mankiewicz, who won an Oscar as the co-writer of "Citizen Kane" with Orson Welles, is born in New York City. Often asked to fix the screenplays of other writers, with much of his work uncredited, among other screenplays he wrote or worked on were "The Wizard of Oz," "Man of the World," "Dinner at Eight," "Pride of the Yankees" and "The Pride of St. Louis."
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