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.
1984: The Eddie Murphy action-comedy "Beverly Hills Cop" premieres in theaters. Murphy shot to international stardom playing Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills to solve the murder of his best friend. The movie would earn $234 million at the domestic box office, narrowly making it the biggest hit of 1984 just ahead of "Ghostbusters."