ON THIS DAY in 1972, 16 survivors of a chartered flight that crashed on October 13 are rescued in the Andes Mountains after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism. This event was depicted in the 1993 film, ALIVE-THE MIRACLE OF THE ANDES, with Ethan Hawke and John Malkovich.
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ON THIS DAY in 1939, singer and actress Tina Turner was born. Turner was portrayed by Angela Bassett in the 1993 biographical film, WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?.