The Movie: Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
What Is It?: Getting his name in the title must have been little consolation to golden-fleece hunter Jason when he is so consistently upstaged by all of Ray Harryhausen’s marvelous harpies, Hydra heads, and swashbuckling skeletons in this creative interpretation of Greek mythology.
Why Today?: On this day in 1923, Greece aligns with the Gregorian calendar, becoming the last country in Europe to do so.