On this day: September 18

Published On: Sep 17 2012 07:16:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 18 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

America takes out its first loan, The New York Times and the United States Air Force are born, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies, and "The Guiding Light" ends after 72 years, all on this day.

OTD September 18 - A Streetcar Named Desire
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1951: The movie "A Streetcar Named Desire," starring Marlin Brando and Vivien Leigh and directed by Elia Kazan, premieres in Beverly Hills, Calif. The film would end up earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and Brando, Kazan and Leigh would all be nominated for Oscars as well, although, of the three, only Leigh won. The film also would go on to receive Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Karl Malden), Best Supporting Actress (Kim Hunter) and Best Art Direction.


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