The Movie: An American Werewolf in London (1981)
What Is It?: Griffin Dunne and David Naughton are backpacking in England. Dunne gets eaten by a werewolf; turns into a slowly decomposing ghost. Naughton only gets bitten, fools around with Jenny Agutter, listens to Creedence, dreams about the Muppets, and stars in cinema’s most spectacular werewolf transformation scene. Clearly, he’s ahead.
Why Today?: On this day in 1885, Dr. Pepper is first served in Waco, Texas.