On this day: September 21

Published On: Sep 20 2012 06:09:01 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 21 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

"The Hobbit" is published for the first time, Jimmy Hendrix becomes Jimi, Sandra Day O'Connor is confirmed as the first female Supreme Court justice, and a track superstar dies, all on this day.

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New Line Cinema

1935: Actor Henry Gibson is born James Bateman in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He was best known as a cast member of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," for his roles in the movies "Nashville," "The Blues Brothers," "The 'Burbs," "Magnolia" and "Wedding Crashers" (pictured), and for his recurring role as Judge Clark Brown on the TV series "Boston Legal." He also voiced Wilbur the pig in the 1973 animated movie "Charlotte's Web." Gibson died of cancer at age 73 on Sept. 14, 2009.


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