On this day: May 2

POSTED: 01:30 PM PDT May 01, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 01, 2016 

Leonardo da Vinci dies, Lou Gehrig sits out a game for the first time in 14 years, the Soviets capture Berlin, and a version of "The Scream" sells for a record amount at auction, all on this day.

OTD May 2 - The Odd Couples
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1968: The comedy "The Odd Couple," starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, premieres in theaters. The movie, which was adapted by Neil Simon from his play of the same name, was a hit, earning more than $44 million at the box office, making it the fourth highest-grossing picture of 1968. It also inspired a 1970s TV series starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.


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