On this day: July 6

POSTED: 03:10 PM PDT Jun 27, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 05, 2016 

America names it currency, a political party holds its first convention, and a first lady, media mogul, rocker, screen scream queen and religious leader are all born, all on this day.

OTD July 6 - Forrest Gump
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Paramount Pictures

1994: "Forrest Gump," starring Tom Hanks as the title character, opens in theaters. The movie opened with a $24 million weekend and went on to earn $677 million worldwide and win six Oscars, including Best Picture and Hanks' second Best Actor award in a row.


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