What Happened on May 2, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ethiopian Emperor Emperor Haile Selassie and family flee Abyssinia

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Sergei Prokofiev's musical "Peter and the Wolf" premieres in Moscow

Famous Birthdays

  • Engelbert Humperdinck, [Arnold George Dorsey], British singer, born in Madras, India
  • Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York
  • Quinn Redeker, Woodstock Ill, actor (Dan Raven, Young & Restless)