Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film directed and
produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.
The comedy film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as a trio of
eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New
York City. It also stars Sigourney Weaver (pictured) and Rick Moranis,
and features Annie Potts, William Atherton, and Ernie Hudson in
supporting roles. Ghostbusters was released on June 8, 1984, to
critical acclaim, with Murray's performance often praised, and became a
cultural phenomenon. The film earned $282.2 million during its initial
run, making it the second-highest-grossing film of 1984 in the United
States and Canada, and the then–highest-grossing comedy ever. In 2015,
the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National
Film Registry. With a dedicated fan following, the film's success
launched a multi-billion dollar multimedia franchise, including sequels,
television series, video games, and a reboot of the original.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Anglo-Spanish War: The Royal Navy gained their first major
naval victory over their European enemies in the war when they defeated
a Spanish squadron in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
Despite being blind in one eye, ice hockey player Frank McGee
set the record for most goals in a Stanley Cup game when he scored 14
against the Dawson City Nuggets.
TWA Flight 3 crashed into Potosi Mountain in Nevada, killing
actress Carole Lombard and all of the other 21 people on board.
After gunmen took hostages the previous night at a restaurant
in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, government commandos stormed the premises
to bring the situation to an end.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (dated) Now chiefly in the term bounden duty: made obligatory;
2. (obsolete) Bound.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what
one is trying to achieve.
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