What Happened on May 3, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8
  • Japan's post-war constitution goes into effect, granting universal suffrage, stripping Emperor Hirohito of all but symbolic power and outlawing Japan's right to make war

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Henning, Ft Garry Manitoba, magician (Broadway play-Magic)