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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 - Trini Lopez
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1937: Singer, guitarist and actor Trini Lopez, best known for songs such as "The Lemon Tree," "I'm Coming Home, Cindy" and "Sally Was a Good Girl," is born in Dallas, Texas. Lopez, who was one of the top nightclub performers in America in the 1960s, is also known for roles in movies such as "The Dirty Dozen" and "Antonio."

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