On this day: October 19

Published On: Oct 17 2012 02:05:27 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 19 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

The first disco opens, the United States slaps an embargo on Cuba, Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at an Atlanta sit-in, and Saddam Hussein goes on trial, all on this day.

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1966: Actor, screenwriter and director Jon Favreau, who has starred in movies such as "Rudy," "Swingers" and "The Break-Up" and directed movies like "Elf," "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2" and "Cowboys & Aliens," is born in Flushing, Queens, New York.

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