On this day: May 16

POSTED: 12:19 AM PDT May 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 15, 2016 

Joan of Arc is sainted, the first Academy Awards are handed out, SpaghettiOs debut, "Pet Sounds" and "Blonde on Blonde" hit record store shelves, and Sammy Davis Jr. and Jim Henson pass away, all on this day.

OTD May 16 - Fame
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1980: The movie "Fame," which follows a group of students through their studies at the New York High School of Performing Arts, premieres in theaters. The film would go on to win Academy Awards for its score and the title song and was nominated for four more. The film spawned a television series and spin-off, a stage musical, a reality competition series, and a 2009 film remake.


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