On this day: August 3

POSTED: 3:07 PM Aug 02 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 03 2012

Columbus sets sail, the first American intercollegiate sporting event takes place, Jesse Owens shines in Berlin, and a controversial stand-up comic dies, all on this day.

OTD August 3 - To Catch a Thief
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Paramount Pictures

1955: Alfred Hitchcock's romantic thriller "To Catch a Thief," starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, premieres in Los Angeles, Calif. The movie won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography and was also nominated for its art direction and costume design.

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