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 - Johnny Mathis
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1958: The Johnny Mathis album "Johnny's Greatest Hits" is released, becoming the first "greatest hits" compilation ever released in the music industry. The album was a huge hit, spending an unprecedented 491 straight weeks on the Billboard album charts, and the format caught on quickly.


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