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 - Roger Corman
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1926: Filmmaker Roger Corman, best known for his work on low-budget B movies, is born in Detroit, Michigan. Corman's greatest acclaim as a director came with his Edgar Allan Poe cycle of movies, most starring Vincent Price, released between 1959 and 1964, including "House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Raven" and "The Masque of the Red Death."


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