10th May 1977
Joan Crawford, actress ranked 10th on the American Film Institutes's list of the greatest stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema, died. 40 years.
12th May 1937
George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 80 years.
13th May 1882
Georges Braque, French cubist painter, is born. 135 years.
13th May 1717
Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina, the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg, was born. 300 years.
13th May 1842
Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, English composer best known for his collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert, including The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado, was born. 175 years.
14th May 1987
Rita Hayworth, American actress, singer, dancer, and producer, died. 30 years.
15th May 1567
Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer, was born. 450 years.
15th May 1567
Mary, Queen of Scots, marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, her third husband. 450 years.
18th May 1897
Frank Russell Capra, Italian-American film director, producer and writer of some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s, was born. 120 years.
20th May 1927
Charles Lindbergh, a 25-year-old U.S. Air Mail pilot, flies non-stop from Long Island, New York to Paris, France. 90 years.
21st May 1932
Amelia Earhart completes first female solo transatlantic flight. 75 years.
22nd May 1907
Sir Laurence Olivier, actor, is born. 110 years.
22nd May 1967
Langston Hughes, American jazz poet, dies. 50 years.
26th May 1867
Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor George V, was born. 150 years.
26th May 1927
15,000,000th Ford Model T comes off the assembly line. 90 years.
27th May 1937
The Golden Gate Bridge opens. 80 years.
27th May 1877
Angela Isadora Duncan, American dancer who performed throughout Europe, was born. 140 years.
28th May 1972
Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, former King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, died. 45 years.
29th May 1982
Romy Schneider, Austrian-French actress and singer, died. 35 years.
29th May 1917
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th US president, is born. 100 years.

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