February 3, 1989 – John Cassavetes dies

February 3, 1989 – John Cassavetes dies

The film director, writer and actor John Cassavetes, hailed as a fiercely independent filmmaker and a pioneer of American cinema verite, dies on this day in 1989 at the age of 59, in Los Angeles.

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February 3, 1966 – Lunik 9′ soft-lands on lunar surface

February 3, 1966 – Lunik 9′ soft-lands on lunar surface

On February 3, 1966, the Soviet Union accomplishes the first controlled landing on the moon, when the unmanned spacecraft ‘Lunik 9’ touches down on the Ocean of Storms.

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