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 - Steve Reeves
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2000: American actor and bodybuilder Steve Reeves, who, at the peak of his career, was the highest-paid actor in Europe, dies from complications of lymphoma at the age of 74 in Escondido, California. Reeves, who won the Mr. Universe bodybuilding competition in 1950, starred in such low-budget movies as "Hercules," "Hercules Unchained," "Goliath and the Barbarians" and "The Last Days of Pompeii."

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