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 - Wes Anderson
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1969: Filmmaker Wes Anderson, best known for directing movies such as "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," is born in Houston, Texas. Anderson has earned Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature for "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and Best Original Screenplay for "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," the last of which also earned him nominations for Best Director and Best Picture.


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