On this day: May 15

POSTED: 10:56 AM PDT May 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 14, 2016 

Las Vegas is founded, Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut, the Soviets begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, and a 16-year-old sailor completes her solo around-the-world journey, all on this day.

OTD May 15 - Gigi
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1958: The musical romantic comedy film "Gigi," starring Leslie Caron and Louis Jordan, and directed by Vincente Minnelli, premieres in New York City. The movie was a critical and box office success and would go on to win a record-breaking nine Academy Awards in 1959, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. However, the record would last for only one year, with "Ben-Hur" smashing the record with 11 Oscars in 1960.


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