On this day: October 15

Published On: Oct 12 2012 12:59:17 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 15 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Napoleon goes into exile, "I Love Lucy" debuts, vice-presidential candidates debate for the first time, Wayne Gretzky sets the NHL's points record, and the nation meets "Balloon Boy" and his family, all on this day.

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1999: The movie "Fight Club," starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter and directed by David Fincher, premieres in theaters. Based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk, the movie became one of the most controversial and talked-about films of 1999 and struggled at the box office, but became a cult favorite once it was released on video.