On this day: May 20

Published On: May 17 2013 04:26:12 PM CDT   Updated On: May 20 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Vasco da Gama arrives in India, Christopher Columbus dies, Norman Rockwell makes his Saturday Evening Post cover debut, HIV is discovered, and "Cheers" airs its series finale, all on this day.

OTD May 20 - Joe Cocker
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1944: Singer-songwriter Joe Cocker, best known for covers of songs such as "With a Little Help From My Friends" and "You Are So Beautiful," the Grammy-winning duet "Up Where We Belong with Jennifer Warnes, and the 1989 song "When the Night Comes," is born in Sheffield, England.

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