This day in Jewish history / 'Dr. Strangelove' premieres
Director Stanley Kubrick's dark parody of the nuclear scare drew uncomfortable laughs at the height of the Cold War.
On January 29, 1964, “Dr. Strangelove,” the classic black comedy film satirizing the U.S.-Soviet nuclear standoff and the policy of mutually assured destruction that sustained it, had its world premiere in the United States. The opening was originally scheduled for November 22, 1963, but was cancelled when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.