We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 15th.
Today In …
1756 - The Seven Years War between England and France began.
1905 - Las Vegas, Nevada was founded!
1918- The U.S. Post Office began air mail service.
1940 - McDonald’s was founded!
1940 - Today marked that day that nylon hose were first sold.
1942- The Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps or WAACs was created.
Sharing A Birthday Today…
Madeleine Albright the former U.S. Secretary of State was born in 1937.
Eddy Arnold the legendary singer of “Cattle Call” and “Make the World Go Away” was born in 1918.
L. Frank Baum author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was born in 1856.
Joseph Cotton who starred in “Citizen Kane”, “Gaslight” and “Tora! Tora! Tora!” was born in 1905.
Pierre Curie the Nobel Prize winning scientist/physicist was born in 1859.
Lee Horsley who starred on TV’s “Matt Houston” and “Paradise” was born in 1955.
David Krumholtz who starred in “The Santa Clause” and on TV’s “NUMB3RS” was born in 1978.
Ray Lewis linebacker for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens was born in 1975.
James Mason who starred in “A Star Is Born” was born in 1909.
K.T. Oslin the country songstress who had a hit song with “’80’s Ladies” was born in 1941.
Chazz Palminteri who starred in “Analyze This” and “The Usual Suspects” was born in1952.
Dan Patrick the sports commentator was born in 1956.
Katherine Anne Porter the author of “Ship of Fools” was born in 1890.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler who starred on TV’s “The Sopranos” was born in 1981.
Ron Simmons the former wrestling champion was born in 1958.
Emmitt Smith for NFL player and “Dancing with the Stars” winner was born in 1969.
Ellen Wilson the former First Lady and wife of the 28th U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson, was born in 1860.
Joseph Wiseman who starred in “Dr. No” was born in 1918.
Ahmet Zappa son of musician Frank Zappa was born in 1974.
Abraham Zapruder who filmed the infamous 8mm footage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was born in 1905.
We Said Goodbye To…
June Carter Cash the singer/songwriter and wife of Johnny Cash passed away in 2003 at the age of 73.
Emily Dickinson the renowned poet passed away in 1886 at the age of 55.
Jerry Falwell the televangelist and political figure passed away in 2007 at the age of 73.
Top Of The Charts On This Day In…
1976 - “Boogie Fever” by the Sylvers
1976 - On The Country Charts – “What Goes On When The Sun Goes Down” by Ronnie Milsap
1982 - “Ebony & Ivory” by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
1993 - “That’s The Way Love Goes” by Janet Jackson
1993 - On The Country Charts – “I Love You The Way You Love Me” by John Michael Montgomery
1999 - On The Country Charts – “Please Remember Me” by Tim McGraw
Musical Moments In…
1970 - “Let It Be” by the Beatles was released in the U.S.
TV Moments In…
2007 - The final episode of “Gilmore Girls” aired.
Memorable Sports Moments In…
1926 - The National Hockey League awarded a franchise to the New York Rangers.
Movie Moments In...
1928 - “Plane Crazy” was released. Why was this significant? It was the debut of Mickey and Minnie Mouse!
1958 - “Gigi” premiered
1961 - Filming began on “Lawrence of Arabia”.
1998 - “The Horse Whisperer” starring Robert Redford was released.
2003 - “The Matrix Reloaded” starring Keanu Reeves was released.
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