On this day: October 8

POSTED: 01:42 PM PDT Oct 05, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 07, 2015 

Chicago burns, Don Larsen is perfection in the World Series, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, and Martha Stewart reports to prison, all on this day.

OTD October 8 - Edward Zwick
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1952: Film director, producer and screenwriter Edward Zwick, best known for directing movies such as "Glory," "Legends of the Fall," "The Siege," "The Last Samurai," "Blood Diamond" and "Love & Other Drugs," is born in Chicago, Illinois. He also co-runs a production company responsible for such films as "Traffic" and "Shakespeare in Love," earning him Academy Award nominations for Best Picture for both, including a win for "Shakespeare in Love" in 1999.


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