What Happened on May 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York aboard Determine wins in 2:03
  • Bishops publish Mandement (member socialist org forbidden)
  • HSA-UWC Forms (Unification Church) (Moonies)
  • WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, PR (NBC/SFN) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Joel Rosenberg, sci-fi author
  • Michael Scott, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Ray Parker Jr, rock guitarist/vocalist (Ghostbusters), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Taslim Arif, cricketer (Pakistani keeper/batsman, 210 v Aust 1980)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Tyler, actor (Lost Ranch, Coyote Trails), dies at 50