On this day: August 1

POSTED: 9:47 PM Jul 31 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 01 2014

Oxygen is discovered, Adolf Hitler presides over the opening of the Olympics, a new superhero is introduced, tragedy strikes the University of Texas, and a new all-music TV network debuts, all on this day.

OTD August 1 - American Graffiti
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Universal Pictures

1973: The movie "American Graffiti," starring Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Paul Le Mat, Cindy Williams and Mackenzie Phillips, and directed by George Lucas, premieres.

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