On this day: October 17

Published On: Oct 15 2012 05:58:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion, "Jailhouse Rock" premieres, the New York World's Fair comes to an end, OPEC begins its oil embargo, and a deadly earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area, all on this day.

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1960: Theater and film director and choreographer Rob Marshall, best known for directing the 2002 Best Picture Oscar winner "Chicago," is born in Madison, Wisconsin. He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Director for "Chicago" and has also directed the movies "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Nine" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." He has also been nominated for six Tony Awards for his work on Broadway.


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