On this day: September 19

Published On: Sep 19 2012 12:48:40 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 19 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.

OTD September 19 - Funny Girl
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1968: The musical "Funny Girl," starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif and directed by William Wyler, premieres in theaters. Streisand, making her movie debut and reprising her Broadway role, would win an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance and the film would also earn seven more Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.


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