This was the first movie to cost more than $100,000 to make.
- Ben Hur
- Birth of a Nation
- The Greatest Story Ever Told
Today in History: Born on September 22
Augustus Caesar, first Roman Emperor, who introduced Pax Romana, the era of peace.
William Holmes McGuffey, educator famous for his book Eclectic Readers.
Victoria Claflin Woodhull, the first woman presidential candidate (1872) in the United States.
Mary Church Terrell, educator and civil rights advocate.
Emmuska Orczy, baroness and author of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Louise Nevelson, sculptor.
Walter Lippmann, journalist, one of the founders of The New Republic Magazine in 1914.
Clifford G. Shull, physicist, improved techniques for exploring the atomic structure of matter.
John Coltrane, influential jazz saxophonist.
Ray Charles, rhythm 'n' blues piano player and singer.
Ahmad Shah, Crown Prince of Afghanistan and heir apparent to the throne.
Valentin Corazao, Interim President of Peru (2000-01) after Pres. Alberto Fujimori was removed from office by Congress.
Julio Iglesia, singer, songwriter with more than 2,600 certified gold and platinum records ("To All the Girls I've Loved Before," "Summer Wind").
Mary Kay Place, Emmy-winning actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), singer.
Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen, singer, songwriter, musician ("Born to Run," "Born in the U.S.A"); his multiple awards include 20 Grammys, two Golden Globes, and an Oscar, the latter for "Streets of Philadelphia" (1994).
William "Willie" McCool, American astronaut; among those killed when Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates while reentering Earth's atmosphere (2003).