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 - Melvyn Douglas
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1901: Actor Melvyn Douglas, best known for his Academy Award-winning performances in 1963's "Hud" and 1979's "Being There," is born Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg in Macon, Georgia. Douglas also starred in movies such as "Ninotchka" (as pictured here with Greta Garbo), "I Never Sang for My Father" and "The Candidate." He died from pneumonia and cardiac complications at age 80 on Aug. 4, 1981.


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