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 - Oliver Reed
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1999: English actor Oliver Reed, best known for his roles in movies such as "Oliver!," "Women in Love," "The Three Musketeers," "Tommy" and "Gladiator" (pictured), dies of a heart attack at the age of 61 in Valletta, Malta. Reed's death came during a break in filming for "Gladiator" and several of his scenes in the eventual Best Picture Oscar-winner had to be completed using computer-generated imagery techniques.


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