On this Day May 1
2004 – Usher is midway through a 12-week domination of the Billboard Hot 100 with “Yeah!” — a collaboration with Lil Jon and Ludacris. The track goes on to capture a Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Grammy.
1931 – New York City’s famed 102-story Empire State Building is dedicated. President Herbert Hoover symbolically presses a button in Washington, D.C. that turns on the lights in what is then the world’s tallest building.
1941 – “Citizen Kane” opens in New York, and through the decades, is hailed as one of the greatest movies ever made. Written and directed by 26-year-old filmmaker Orson Welles (also the star), it chronicles the life of a newspaper magnate considered to be real-life publishing baron William Randolph Hearst.
Own a Piece of This Day
Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten and Dorothy Comingore, and directed by Orson Welles