On this day: August 2

POSTED: 01:10 PM PDT Aug 01, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 01, 2013 

America formally declares its independence, the U.S. Census is born, a president dies, JFK becomes a hero, and a young Robert Zimmerman changes his name, all on this day.

OTD August 2 - Wes Craven
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New Line Cinema

1939: Film director Wes Craven, best known for "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and the "Scream" film franchise, is born in Cleveland, Ohio.

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