"The Hobbit" is published for the first time, Jimmy Hendrix becomes Jimi, Sandra Day O'Connor is confirmed as the first female Supreme Court justice, and a track superstar dies, all on this day.
1975: The movie "Dog Day Afternoon," starring Al Pacino and John Cazale and directed by Sidney Lumet, debuts in theaters. The movie would go on to earn six Oscar nominations, including ones for Pacino and Lumet and for Best Picture, but won only one for Best Original Screenplay.
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