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This Day in Pop Culture for May 14

1904 Olympic Games

1904: America Hosts Its First Olympic Games

It was on this day in 1904 that the United States hosted its first Olympic Games in St. Louis, Missouri. Originally, the games were supposed to be held in Chicago, Illinois but plans were changed since next World Exposition was to be held in the city as well. As it turned out, the games were poorly organized and the Expo overshadowed the events. And it was hardly a time for the world to come together. Most of the athletes competing were Americans and of course, the U.S. won the majority of the medals too. (Image: Wikimedia)

Birthdays

  • 1921: Richard Deacon (actor)
  • 1936: Bobby Darin (singer)
  • 1944: George Lucas (film director)
  • 1952: Robert Zemeckis (film director)
  • 1969: Cate Blanchett (actress)
  • 1971: Sofia Coppola (film director)
  • 1983: Amber Tamblyn (actress)
  • 1984: Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook co-founder)
  • 1989: Rob Gronkowski (football player)
  • 1993: Miranda Cosgrove (actress)

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about pop culture, arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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