On this day: September 20

POSTED: 10:42 PM Sep 19 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 20 2013

Magellan sets sail, the first American-made, gas-powered car goes for a spin, Cal Ripken sits for the first time in 16 years, and the U.S. ends "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," all on this day.

OTD September 20 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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MGM

1958: The movie "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor, opens in theaters. The movie, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, would go on to earn six Academy Award nominations, including nods for Newman and Taylor, Best Director for Richard Brooks, and Best Picture.

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