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28 years ago today: ‘The Princess Bride’ opened in theaters

28 years ago today, “The Princess Bride” opened in theaters.

The beloved comedy adventure was not an immediate hit. It was a modest success at the box office, but home video is where it really gained an audience and became a majorly quotable cult classic.

Other notable Sept. 25 happenings in pop culture history:

• 1953: Liberace made his Carnegie Hall debut for a sold-out crowd.

• 1967: The Doors” second studio album, “Strange Days,” was released. It went on to reach No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

• 1976: 14-year-old Larry Mullen, Jr. posted a note on his school”s notice board that read, “Drummer seeks musicians to form band.” Later that day, in Mullen”s kitchen, there gathered a group that would come to be known as U2.

• 1979: The musical “Evita” opened on Broadway following previews. Among the cast was Mandy Patinkin.

• 1970: “The Partridge Family” premiered on ABC.

• 1980: Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham died at age 32.

• 1982: Steve Miller Band”s “Abracadabra” returned to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, having topped the list earlier that month.

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