On this day: August 3

POSTED: 02:07 PM PDT Aug 02, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 02, 2016 

Columbus sets sail, the first American intercollegiate sporting event takes place, Jesse Owens shines in Berlin, and a controversial stand-up comic dies, all on this day.

OTD August 3 - John Landis
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1950: Filmmaker John Landis, best known for directing "National Lampoon's Animal House," "The Blues Brothers," "An American Werewolf in London," "Three Amigos" and "Coming to America," is born in Chicago, Illinois. He is also known for directing Michael Jackson's music videos for "Thriller" and "Black or White."


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