What Happened on May 3, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Sun Day" - solar energy events are held in US
  • First unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail ("spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the US west coast
  • Last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
  • WI all set to lose cricket test v Aust at Kingston till riots end game

Famous Birthdays

  • Christina Hendricks, American actress (Mad Men), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Lawrence Tynes, American football player
  • Paul Banks, American vocalist (Interpol)

Famous Deaths

  • Wim van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 71