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 - Citizen Kane
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1941: The drama "Citizen Kane," starring and directed by Orson Welles in his first feature film, premieres in theaters. The movie, which examines the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, played by Welles, a character based in part upon the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, is often considered by critics, filmmakers and fans to be the greatest film ever made. It would go on to earn Academy Award nominations in nine categories, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Welles, but would win only for its screenplay.


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