Statuettes and medals

The Academy Awards in 1959, once they had become a household event. 

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Friday, May 16:

In Washington, the Commerce Department reports on construction of new homes for April.

Viewers tune in to "The View" for Barbara Walters' final regular appearance.

Skip the gas pump. Fuel up on Wheaties instead. It's Bike to Work Day.

Gymnast Olga Korbut celebrates her 59th birthday. She wowed crowds with her gold medal winning moves in Munich at the 1972 Olympics.

And the first Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929. "Wings" took top honors for best picture, the only silent film to do so.

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