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May 15

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2005The motion picture Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith, directed by George Lucas, makes its European debut at the Cannes film festival.
 
2003The Matrix: Reloaded, starring Keanu Reeves, makes its worldwide motion picture debut.
 
2003Country music legend June Carter Cash, wife of singer Johnny Cash, dies in Nashville at age 73, of complications after heart surgery.
 
1972Alabama Governor George Wallace is paralyzed after being shot during a campaign stop for the Democratic presidential nomination.
 
1963Gordon Cooper, aboard the space capsule Faith Seven, blasts off to mark the final mission of NASA's Project Mercury.
 
1958The Sputnik III satellite is launched by the USSR.
 
1940Nylon stockings go on sale for the first time in the US.
 
1930Ellen Church becomes the first airline stewardess (United Airlines).
 
1926The New York Rangers hockey team joins the NHL.
 
1918The first regular US air mail route is established (Washington, D.C., New York City, Philadelphia).
 
1905Las Vegas, Nevada, is founded.
 
1862Congress creates the US Department of Agriculture.
 
1610  Louis XIII becomes King of France.
 

Born today:

1955  Lee Horsley - actor

1953  Mike Oldfield - composer, keyboardist

1953  George Brett - baseball player

1948  Brian Eno - keyboardist, record producer

1947  Graham Goble - guitarist (Little River Band)

1945  Jerry Quarry - heavyweight boxing champ

1938  Lenny Welch - singer

1937  Trini Lopez - singer

1936  Paul Zindel - playwright

1931  Ken Venturi - golfer

1923  Richard Avedon - photographer

1918  Eddy Arnold - country singer

1914  Turk Broda - hockey player, Hall of Famer

1911  Max Frisch - author

1909  James Mason - actor

1905  Joseph Cotten - actor

1902  Richard Daley - Chicago mayor

1890  Katherine Porter - author

1856  L. Frank Baum - author (The Wizard of Oz)

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Taurus (The Bull)   Taurus    

(The Bull)

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