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 - Gabriela Sabatini
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1970: Tennis Hall of Famer Gabriela Sabatini, one of the leading players on the women's circuit in the late-1980s and early-1990s, is born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sabatini won the women's singles title at the U.S. Open in 1990, the women's doubles title at Wimbledon in 1988, two WTA Tour Championships in 1988 and 1994, and a silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games. She won 27 titles in her career, compiled a record of 632–189 and peaked at a No. 3 ranking in early 1989.


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