On this day: March 18

POSTED: 10:41 PM PDT Mar 12, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 17, 2014 

Britain repeals the Stamp Act, Lord Stanley announces plans for a hockey cup, a cosmonaut goes for the first space walk, and OPEC ends its oil embargo against the United States, all on this day.

OTD March 18 - Luc Besson
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1959: Filmmaker Luc Besson, best known as the director of movies such as "La Femme Nikita," "Léon: The Professional" and "The Fifth Element," is born in Paris, France. Besson also wrote the screenplays for movies like "Taken," "The Transporter" and "Colombiana."

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