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This Day in Pop Culture for November 6

Fire at Universal Studios

1990: Fire Destroys Part of Universal Studios

It was on this day in 1990 that a fire broke out in Universal Studios backlot and destroyed some of the studios’ most iconic stage sets as well as some tourist attractions. Destroyed sets included those used for Back to the Future, a King Kong exhibit and a streetscape. It was the second fire at the studio within 20 years. (Main Image: Wikimedia)


  • 1926: Zig Ziglar (author)
  • 1946: Sally Field (actress)
  • 1972: Rebecca Romijn (model)
  • 1988: Emma Stone (actress)

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about pop culture, arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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