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On this day: May 6

Published On: May 06 2013 12:08:47 AM CDT   Updated On: May 06 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Babe Ruth hits his first home run, the Hindenburg goes down in flames, the four-minute mile barrier is broken, "I Love Lucy" goes off the air, and President Clinton is hit with a sexual harassment suit, all on this day.

OTD May 6 - George Clooney
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1961: Actor and filmmaker George Clooney, who got his start on the TV medical drama "ER" and has starred in movies such as "Ocean's Eleven," "The Perfect Storm," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," "Syriana," "Michael Clayton," "Up in the Air" and "The Descendants," is born in Lexington, Ky. Clooney has also directed movies such as "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "The Ides of March." He has won three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards, one for Best Supporting Actor in "Syriana" and one for producing the Best Picture winner "Argo" in 2013. He is also known for his political activism, including serving as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace.

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