On this day: May 1

POSTED: 03:16 PM PDT Apr 30, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 30, 2016 

The Empire State Building opens, "Citizen Kane" premieres, Cheerios are introduced, Elvis gets hitched, President Bush delivers his "Mission Accomplished" speech, and President Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden, all on this day.

OTD May 1 - Ray Parker Jr
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1954: Singer-songwriter and music producer Ray Parker Jr., best known for writing and performing the theme song to the movie "Ghostbusters," is born in Detroit, Michigan. Parker is seen here in 2009 at the Montreux Jazz Festival.


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