On this day: September 21

Published On: Sep 20 2012 06:09:01 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 21 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

"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.

OTD September 21 - Dog Day Afternoon
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Warner Bros. Pictures

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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