What Happened on May 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Joseph Doherty & 3 other IRA men arrested for murder

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • Pope John Paul II begins African tour
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Richards, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Miloš Glogovac, Serbian footballer
  • Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder
  • Tim Borowski, German footballer
  • Troy Murphy, American basketball player
  • Zat Knight, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Clarrie Grimmett, cricket (36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets), dies
  • George Pál, Hungarian-born film director (b. 1908)