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Today in History: Thursday, May 30, 2024

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ABC’s “Nightline” expanded from four nights to five nights a week (Friday) in 1981…John Tesh made his final appearance as co-host of the syndicated “Entertainment Tonight” in 1996…HBO debuted the TV movie “Something the Lord Made”, starring Alan Rickman and rapped Mos Def, in 2004….Cooking competition “Hell’s Kitchen”, featuring Gordon Ramsay, opened on Fox in 2005…History Channel miniseries “The Hatfields & McCoys”, starring Kevin Costner and Tom Bereneger, concluded in 2012.

Animated classic “Finding Nemo” opened in theaters in 2003.

George Harrison released his fourth studio album “Living in the Material World” in the U.S. in 1973.

The first Indianapolis 500 automobile race was run in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1911, and it was won by Ray Harroun in about 6 hours 42 minutes….The Lincoln Memorial, honoring Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President, and “the virtues of tolerance, honesty, and constancy in the human spirit”—was dedicated in Washington, D.C. in 1922.

Celebrity Birthdays
Actress Ruta Lee is 89; actor Keir Dullea (“2001: A Space Odyssey”), in 88; actor Stephen Tobolowsky (“One Day at a Time”) is 73; actor Colm Meaney  (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”); is 71; actor Ted McGinley (“Shrinking”) is 66; “Good Times” co-star Ralph Carter is 63; country singer Wynonna Judd is 60; actor John Ross Bowie (“Speechless”) is 53; singer Idina Menzel is 52; former “The Voice” coach CeeLo Green is 49, “The Goldbergs” star Sean Giambone is 25.

Did You Know?:
Prior to “Good Times”, Ralph Carter started on Broadway at just nine years old in the musical “The Me Nobody Knows.” After runs onstage in “Tough To Get Help”, “Dude” and “Via Galactica”, he landed his breakout role as Travis Younger in “Raisin”, for which, he won the 1973 Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Performer as well as the 1974 Theatre World Award and a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.