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On this day: May 16

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

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 - Sammy Davis Jr
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1990: Singer, dancer and actor Sammy Davis Jr., known for his performances on Broadway and in Las Vegas and for being a member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack," dies of throat cancer at the age of 64 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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