On this day: April 5

POSTED: 04:37 PM PDT Apr 02, 2013    UPDATED: 09:00 PM PDT Apr 05, 2016 

George Washington issues the first presidential veto, the greatest hits album is born, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar captures the NBA's career scoring title, and Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain kills himself, all on this day.

OTD April 5 - Spencer Tracy
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1900: Actor Spencer Tracy, best known for movies such as "Captains Courageous," "Boys Town," "Father of the Bride," "Desk Set," "The Old Man and the Sea," "Inherit the Wind," "Judgment at Nuremberg" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tracy was nominated for nine Academy Awards for Best Actor and won two, sharing the record for nominations in this category with Laurence Olivier. He died of a heart attack at age 67 on June 10, 1967.


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