On this day: May 1

Published On: Apr 30 2013 05:16:34 PM CDT   Updated On: May 01 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Empire State Building opens, "Citizen Kane" premieres, Cheerios are introduced, Elvis gets hitched, President Bush delivers his "Mission Accomplished" speech, and President Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden, all on this day.

OTD May 1 - Rita Coolidge
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1945: Singer Rita Coolidge, best known for her Grammy-winning duets with then-husband Kris Kristofferson in the 1970s, is born in Lafayette, Tennessee. Coolidge and Kristofferson won Grammys for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the songs "From the Bottle to the Bottom" and "Lover Please" in 1974 and 1976, respectively. Coolidge also scored four consecutive top 25 hits in 1977-1978 with "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher," "We're All Alone," "The Way You Do The Things You Do" and "You."

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