On this day: May 1

POSTED: 03:16 PM PDT Apr 30, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 30, 2015 

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 - John Woo
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1946: Film director John Woo, who became famous for Hong Kong movies such as "Hard Boiled" and "The Killer" before making such Hollywood movies as "Broken Arrow," "Face/Off" and "Mission: Impossible II," is born John Woo Yu-Sen in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China.


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