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Today in History: JFK would have been 97 TODAY!!!

WHAT HAPPENED IN HISTORY ON MAY 29th:

1942 - Bing Crosby records “White Christmas,” greatest selling record to date
1971 - Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:10:11.545 (253.850 km/h); 1977 - Indianapolis 500: A J Foyt wins for a record 4th time; 1983 - Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins in 3:05:03.092 (260.902 km/h); 1994 - Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph);2005 - Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 3:10:21.0769 (253.637 km/h) 2011 - Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 2:56:11.7267 (274.015 km/h)
1973 - Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
1980 - Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year

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Happy Birthday to:

1917 - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Mass, (Sen-D-Mass), 35th Pres (1961-1963)
1956 - LaToya Jackson, Gary, Indiana, American singer/model
1958 - Annette Bening, Topeka KS, actress (Grifters, Bugsy, Valmont) [or 5/5]
1959 - Rupert Everett, British actor (Princess Daisy, Another Country)

Goodbye to:

2010 - Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (b. 1936)

For more historical events that happened this date, visit www.historyorb.com/day/may/29

 

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