October 28 in Sci-Fi History: Donnie Darko and Stargate

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Oct 28, 2017, 4:39 PM EDT (Updated)

Two pretty sizable premieres on this day in sci-fi history, just in time for Halloween. Chronologically, let's start with

Premiering on this day in 1994, the movie Stargate was directed by Roland Emmerich and featured Kurt Russell, James Spader, and Jaye Davidson. It spawned a few sequels and a TV show that remains binge-worthy today.

Also premiering on this day in 2001, Donnie Darko: The science fiction thriller premiered at Sundance and had a limited series release before becoming a cult classic.  

Plus, Sparkle Motion

A few birthdays to speak of. Matt Smith was born on this day in 1982:

Daphne Zuniga was born today in 1962:

And Joaquin Phoenix was born in 1974:

Tomorrow:  Winona Ryder and Paul Lynde.