The classic, King Kong, made its New York premiere on this day–in 1933. (It was released nationwide on April 7th).
It’s also Willis O’Brien’s birthday (who created the marvelous stop-motion effects for the film). He was born in 1886.
Several actors–who had prominent roles in Horror films–were born on this day.
Oliver Reed (1937) – Curse of the Werewolf, Burnt Offerings, The Brood
David Naughton (1951) – An American Werewolf in London
Mena Suvari (1979) – The Rage: Carrie 2, Day of the Dead, Don’t Blink