On this day: October 17

Published On: Oct 15 2012 04:58:21 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion, "Jailhouse Rock" premieres, the New York World's Fair comes to an end, OPEC begins its oil embargo, and a deadly earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area, all on this day.

OTD October 17 - Rob Marshall
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1960: Theater and film director and choreographer Rob Marshall, best known for directing the 2002 Academy Award for Best Picture winner "Chicago," is born in Madison, Wis. He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Director for "Chicago" and has also directed the movies "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Nine" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." He has also been nominated for six Tony Awards for his work on Broadway.

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