(Saturday, May 15, 1993) — “That’s the Way Love Goes” by Janet Jackson peaked at #15 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the first of eight weeks (May 15/22/29, June 5/12/19/26, July 3, 1993). It was Jackson’s sixth of ten #1 hits on the chart (1986-2001).
(Wednesday, May 15, 1963) — Weight Watchers, an international company based in the United States that offers various products and services to assist weight loss and maintenance, was incorporated today by Brooklyn homemaker Jean Nidetch.
(Friday, May 15, 1863) — Edouard Manet’s painting Le dejeuner sur l’herbe (The Lunch on the Grass) went on display in Paris today, scandalizing viewers with its depiction of a nude woman seated on the ground with two fully dressed men at a picnic in a wooded area.
Video: '"The flight of Faith 7" - Gordon Cooper and NASA's last Mercury spaceflight' (liftoff at 9:57)
(Wednesday, May 15, 1963, 8:04:13 a.m. EST, part of NASA’s Project Mercury) — Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper blasted off this morning aboard Faith 7 today on the final mission of the Project Mercury space program.