On this day: February 22

POSTED: 08:56 PM PST Feb 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 21, 2016 

The pilgrims get their first taste of popcorn, George Washington is born, Elvis hits the charts for the first time, and Team USA pulls off a "Miracle on Ice," all on this day.

OTD February 22 - Jonathan Demme
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1944: Film director Jonathan Demme, best known for directing 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs," which won him the Academy Award for Best Director, is born in Baldwin, New York. Demme is also known for directing "Philadelphia," "Rachel Getting Married" and the Talking Heads concert movie "Stop Making Sense."


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