On this day: October 29

Published On: Oct 28 2012 10:43:56 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 29 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Red Cross is formed, the New York Stock Exchange crashes on "Black Tuesday," Cassius Clay fights for the first time, and John Glenn returns to space, all on this day.

OTD October 29 - Richard Dreyfuss
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1947: Actor Richard Dreyfuss, best known for his roles in movies such as "American Graffiti," "Jaws," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "The Goodbye Girl" and "Mr. Holland's Opus," is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dreyfuss earned an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1977 for "The Goodbye Girl" and was nominated again in 1995 for "Mr. Holland's Opus."


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