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On May the 14th
The last episode of the television series 'Seinfeld' aired on the NBC channel. It aired for nine straight seasons and was considered as one of the most successful and influential television shows of the 90's.
American singer and actor, Frank Sinatra, died at the age 83. By the time of his death he had achieved the status of a living legend in the entertainment industry. Throughout his life Sinatra had been linked to members of the Mafia and the FBI kept a file on him that exceeded 2000 pages.
American actress, Rita Hayworth, died at the age of 69. She was considered to be the sex symbol of the 1940's.
The United States launched its first space station, Skylab. It remained in orbit between 1973 and 1979 at which time it re-entered the atmosphere and was destroyed.
British actor, Tim Roth, was born in London. He gained international fame through his role in Quentin Tarantino's hit movie 'Reservoir Dogs'.
American film director, Robert Zemeckis, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is one of the leading directors in Hollywood, having directed movies such as 'Romancing the Stone', The 'Back to the future' trilogy and 'Forest Gump'.
Israel was declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established.
American film director and producer, George Lucas, was born in Modesto California. He is one of the American film industry's most financially successful directors and producers.
Peruvian, Lina Medina, became the world's youngest mother in medical history at the age of five.
The 2nd modern Summer Olympics opened in Paris, France.
Paraguay gained its independence from Spain.
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