What Happened on May 5, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
  • LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0
  • West Side Story soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album

Famous Birthdays

  • Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies