On this day: August 14

POSTED: 10:06 PM PDT Aug 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 13, 2016 

The license plate and Social Security are born, basketball makes a muddy Olympic debut, a classic backyard kids toy is invented, and the Oklahoma City bomber is sentenced to death, all on this day.

OTD August 14 - Halle Berry
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New Line Cinema

1966: Actress Halle Berry, known for movies such as "Jungle Fever," "Boomarang," "Monster's Ball," "X-Men" and "Catwoman," is born in Cleveland, Ohio. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in 2001's "Monster's Ball," becoming the first black actress to win the award. She's seen here in the 2011 romantic-comedy "New Year's Eve."


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