American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.
1945: The movie musical "State Fair" opens in theaters. The movie, with original music from Rodgers and Hammerstein, introduced such popular songs as "It's A Grand Night For Singing" and "It Might as Well Be Spring," which won the Academy Award for Best Song.
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