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On this day: May 15

Published On: May 14 2013 12:56:09 PM CDT   Updated On: May 15 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Las Vegas is founded, Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut, the Soviets begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, and a 16-year-old sailor completes her solo around-the-world journey, all on this day.

OTD May 15 - Gigi
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MGM

1958: The musical romantic comedy film "Gigi," starring Leslie Caron and Louis Jordan, and directed by Vincente Minnelli, premieres in New York City. The movie was a critical and box office success and would go on to win a record-breaking nine Academy Awards in 1959, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. However, the record would last for only one year, with "Ben-Hur" smashing the record with 11 Oscars in 1960.

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