What Happened on May 1, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 102nd Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Bold Forbes wins in 2:01.6
  • Empress Lilly, replica of a paddle steamer, dedicated at Walt Disney World, Florida
  • Jos Hermens, runs Dutch record for 20K (57:24.2)

Famous Birthdays

  • Darius McCrary, actor (Edward Winslow-Family Matters)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)
  • Rex O'Malley, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), dies at 75
  • T.R.M. Howard, civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (b. 1908)