On this day: May 20

POSTED: 02:26 PM PDT May 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 19, 2016 

Vasco da Gama arrives in India, Christopher Columbus dies, Norman Rockwell makes his Saturday Evening Post cover debut, HIV is discovered, and "Cheers" airs its series finale, all on this day.

OTD May 20 - Joe Cocker
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1944: Singer-songwriter Joe Cocker, best known for covers of songs such as "With a Little Help From My Friends" and "You Are So Beautiful," the Grammy-winning duet "Up Where We Belong with Jennifer Warnes, and the 1989 song "When the Night Comes," is born in Sheffield, England. He died of lung cancer at age 70 on Dec. 22, 2014.


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