May 14, 1973
The U.S. space station Skylab is launched. About a minute after take-off a protective shield and a solar panel broke off, damaging the other solar panel in the process. The crew was sent up on the 25th and made repairs.
May 15, 1941
Joe DiMaggio begins his 56-game hitting streak. It ended July 17 after 91 hits for a .408 average.
May 16, 1929
The first Academy Awards are given out…Wings wins the Oscar for best film.