On this day: September 19

POSTED: 10:48 PM Sep 18 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 19 2014

George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.

OTD September 19 - Goodfellas
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Warner Bros. Pictures

1990: The mob drama "Goodfellas," starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta and directed by Martin Scorsese, opens in theaters. The movie would be nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and win one for Pesci in the Best Supporting Actor category.

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