Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.
Ernst Lubitsch dies at his home in Bel-Air. He is 55.
Quote of the day: “Why not? I have nothing to go home to. My mother died when I was 16. My two brothers and a sister are in an orphanage. I have a job at home that pays $12 a week. What have I to live for?”
Audie Murphy, who was awarded a Medal of Honor for climbing on a tank destroyer that was set on fire by a direct hit and using the .50-caliber machine gun to repel a German advance, single-handedly killing dozens of enemy soldiers.