On this day: May 15

POSTED: 10:56 AM PDT May 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 14, 2014 

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 - Andy Murray
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1987: Professional tennis player Andy Murray is born in Glasgow, Scotland. He won the Wimbledon men's singles title in 2013, becoming the first British man to do so since Fred Perry 77 years before. He also won the 2012 U.S. Open and a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. His U.S. Open victory made him the first British player since 1977, and the first British man since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. Earlier in 2012 he became the only British player to reach the Wimbledon men's singles final since 1938, when it was still restricted to amateur players, but lost to Roger Federer. He has also been runner-up in four other Grand Slam finals in his career.

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