What Happened on May 3, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances
  • 1st landing by an airplane at geographic North Pole
  • 78th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Gail wins in 2:01.6

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Wells, Scottish 100m sprinter (Olympic gold-1980), born in Edinburgh
  • Caitlin Clarke. American actress (d. 2004)