On this day: December 28

POSTED: 10:36 PM PST Dec 26, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 27, 2015 

An audience goes to the cinema for the first time, streetcars come to San Francisco, The Beatles' "White Album" goes to No. 1, and the first American test-tube baby is born, all on this day.

OTD December 28 - Maggie Smith
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1934: Actress Maggie Smith, best known for roles in movies such as "Othello," "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," "Travels with My Aunt," "California Suite," "A Room with a View," "Gosford Park" and the "Harry Potter" movies as well as the TV series "Downton Abbey," is born in London, England. Smith has won Academy Awards for her roles in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and "California Suite."


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