This Day in Oscar History: October 23 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1892: Seymour Felix (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Dance Direction
     Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction

1901: Arthur Jacobson (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1925: Manos Hadjidakis (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1925: Nanni Loy (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1925: Johnny Carson (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 54th, 56th | 5 times

1936: Philip Kaufman (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1942: Michael Crichton (66 at death)

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Certificate)

1954: Ang Lee (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

Died

1942: Ralph Rainger (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1952: Susan Peters (31) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1957: Christian Dior (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1964: Jo Swerling (71)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1974: Melchior Lengyel (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1984: Oskar Werner (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1997: Bert Haanstra (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short

2002: Nathan Juran (95) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

2002: Adolph Green (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

2008: Gianluigi Braschi (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

2017: Walter Lassally (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

Released

1931: The Sin of Madelon Claudet (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1931/32 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Helen Hayes)     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Helen Hayes)

1936: Pigskin Parade (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Stuart Erwin)

1941: Dumbo (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Score of a Musical     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Baby Mine”), Score of a Musical

1943: Princess O’Rourke (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1952: Limelight (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1972 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Dramatic Score     Oscar Nominee: Original Dramatic Score

1956: Vitelloni (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1957 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay

1957: The Tin Star (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1957 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay

1959: Libel! (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound

1968: Ice Station Zebra (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1968 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Special Visual Effects

1973: Jonathan Livingston Seagull (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Editing, Cinematography

1998: Pleasantville (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1998 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Dramatic Score, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

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