On this day: August 14

POSTED: 10:06 PM PDT Aug 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 13, 2013 

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 - Marcia Gay Harden
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1959: Actress Marcia Gay Harden, an Academy Award-winner for the 2000 movie "Pollock," is born in La Jolla, California. Harden also earned an Oscar nomination for "Mystic River" and is also known for her roles in the movies "Miller's Crossing," "The First Wives Club," "Space Cowboys," "Into the Wild" and "The Mist," and on the TV series "Damages" (pictured) and "The Newsroom."

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