On this day: December 5

POSTED: 10:00 PM PST Dec 04, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 04, 2015 

Mozart and Monet die, the 21st Amendment repealing prohibition is ratified, the Montgomery Bus Boycott begins, and O.J. Simpson heads to prison, all on this day.

OTD December 5 - Serpico
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1973: "Serpico," starring Al Pacino and directed by Sidney Lumet, premieres in theaters. The movie is based on the biography of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption in the force. It would earn Pacino his first Golden Globe for Best Actor. Pacino would also earn an Academy Award nomination for his performance, with the film also earning an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.


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