The Date: January 17
The Movie: Dawn of the Dead (1979)
What Is It?: 11 years after Night of the Living Dead, George Romero returns to make the dead walk again, and the shopping mall setting makes room for some truly brilliant satire about our consumerist culture.
Why Today?: On this day in 1983, the world’s tallest department store, Hudson’s flagship store in Detroit, closes for business. I’m not sure if it was closed due to zombies.