On this day: November 23

POSTED: 10:55 PM PST Nov 21, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 22, 2015 

The first jukebox goes into service, JFK lays in repose at the White House, "Doctor Who" debuts on TV, and "Three Men and a Baby" cleans up at the box office, all on this day.

OTD November 23 - Robert Towne
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1934: Screenwriter and film director Robert Towne, who most notably won an Academy Award for the screenplay to Roman Polanski's "Chinatown," is born in Los Angeles. Towne also wrote the screenplays for movies such as "The Last Detail," "Shampoo," "Heaven Can Wait," "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan," "Days of Thunder," "The Firm" and "Mission: Impossible."


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