Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-119765
1915: Filmmaker and actor Orson Welles, whose first movie was 1941's "Citizen Kane," often ranked as one of the all-time greatest films, is born George Orson Welles in Kenosha, Wisconsin. An outsider to the studio system, he directed a total of only 13 movies in his career, including the critically acclaimed "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Touch of Evil." He also worked extensively in theater and radio, including the now legendary 1938 broadcast of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds." He died from a heart attack on Oct. 10, 1985, at age 70.