On this day: May 14

Published On: May 13 2013 05:39:32 PM CDT   Updated On: May 14 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

English colonists settle in America, the Lewis and Clark Expedition starts a historic journey, Israel becomes an independent state, Frank Sinatra dies, and "Seinfeld" comes to an end, all on this day.

OTD May 14 - Bobby Darin
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1936: Singer-songwriter and actor Bobby Darin, best known for the songs "Splish Splash," "Dream Lover", "Mack the Knife" and "Beyond the Sea," is born Walden Robert Cassotto in The Bronx, N.Y. He died on Dec. 20, 1973, at age 37 after undergoing surgery to repair two artificial heart valves he had received in January 1971.

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