On this day: October 8

Published On: Oct 05 2012 03:42:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Chicago burns, Don Larsen is perfection in the World Series, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, and Martha Stewart reports to prison, all on this day.

OTD October 8 - Edward Zwick
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1952: Film director, producer and screenwriter Edward Zwick, best known for directing movies such as "Glory," "Legends of the Fall," "The Siege," "The Last Samurai," "Blood Diamond" and "Love & Other Drugs," is born in Chicago, Illinois. He also co-runs a production company responsible for such films as "Traffic" and "Shakespeare in Love," earning him Academy Award nominations for Best Picture for both, including a win for "Shakespeare in Love" in 1999.


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