On This Day for 10th May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 218

  • 1941 Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland
  • 1941 British House of Commons & Holborn Theatre damaged in an air raid
  • 1941 Queen Wilhelmina on Radio Orange warns against treason
  • 1942 World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
  • 1944 Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan
  • 1944 Smith v Allwright (excluding Blacks from primary voting) is illegal
  • 1945 Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese
  • 1945 Russian troops occupied Prague
  • 1946 Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
  • 1947 "Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 performances
  • 1947 72nd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59
  • 1948 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel

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1948 Winston Churchill visits The Hague

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1950 1st Netherlands-US telex sent
  • 1951 Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council
  • 1952 "Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances

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1952 5th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice" directed by Orson Welles and "Two Cents Worth of Hope" directed by Renato Castellani jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

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1953 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1953 KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Bolshoi Ballet does not appear in Paris
  • 1955 8th Cannes Film Festival: "Marty" directed by Delbert Mann wins Palme d'Or
  • 1956 French government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria
  • 1956 KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, CA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

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1956 9th Cannes Film Festival: "The Silent World" directed by Jacques Cousteau and Louis Malle wins the Palme d'Or

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • 1957 1st meeting of legislative of Cameroon
  • 1957 Dmitri Shostakovitsch's 2nd Piano concerto premieres in Moscow
  • 1959 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Howard Johnson Golf Invitational
  • 1959 Soviet forces arrive in Afghanistan
  • 1959 Giants Jim Hearn allows 2 runs against Pirates, game is suspended, Hearn is released & charged with loss 2 months after his retirement
  • 1960 John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia
  • 1960 US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe
  • 1961 "Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London

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1963 Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1966 25°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May
  • 1967 Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar

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1967 Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

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1967 Rolling Stones Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1967 Stockholm Vietnam Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia
  • 1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1968 Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US & North Vietnam
  • 1969 Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space
  • 1969 Turtles play White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times
  • 1969 US troops begin attack on Hill 937 ("Hamburger Hill"), Vietnam
  • 1969 In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children"
  • 1970 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 1970 Brave's Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5

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1970 Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1971 US special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents
  • 1972 Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77
  • 1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1972 An Irish Republican Army bomb starts a fire that destroys the Belfast Co-operative store
  • 1973 27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 1973 9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 8-4
  • 1973 Establishment of Frente Polisario in Mauritania
  • 1973 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2

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1973 Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema

Karate Star/Actor Bruce Lee
Karate Star/Actor
Bruce Lee
  • 1974 7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
  • 1975 Brian Oldfield of US put shot 75', an unofficial record
  • 1978 "Angel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1978 22nd European Cup: Liverpool beats Club Brugge 1-0 at London
  • 1979 Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing
  • 1979 John McMullen becomes CEO of Houston Astros
  • 1979 Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka [From May 2]
  • 1980 "Happy New Year" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • 1981 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1981 Francois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for Presidency of France

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1981 Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits SF Giants, 4-0
  • 1982 WABC NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine)
  • 1982 WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network
  • 1983 "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1983 Lee Chin Yong performs 170 continuous chin-ups in Seoul
  • 1983 Oilers 0-Isles 2-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • 1984 Intl Court of Justice rules on US blockade of Nicaragua
  • 1985 Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
  • 1986 "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco hits #1 on UK pop chart
  • 1987 Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • 1988 Edgar Degas' "Danseresje of 14" sold for $10,120,000
  • 1989 FC Barcelona of Spain win 29th European Cup Winner's Cup against Sampdoria of Italy 1-0 in Bern
  • 1989 Gen Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin
  • 1989 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 1
  • 1990 "Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1990 French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph

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1990 Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1991 Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt
  • 1991 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Minnesota North Stars beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 1
  • 1992 "Hamlet" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1992 Bible Lands Museum opens in Jerusalem Israel
  • 1992 Jennifer Wyatt wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
  • 1993 Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok kills 145
  • 1993 Last TV appearance of Mies Bouwman

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1993 Paul Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • 1993 Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol

Hall-of-fameHall of Fame

1993 Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • 1994 "Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" opens at Lunt-Font NYC for 16 per
  • 1994 Barbra Striesand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1994 Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1994 Silvio Berlusconi forms Italian government with 5 neo-fascists
  • 1995 30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire win
  • 1995 Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Fein

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 280

  • 1919 Ella Grasso, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • 1919 Louis Sen A Kaw, Surinam dam builder
  • 1919 Tibor Sarai, composer
  • 1920 Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
  • 1921 Bert Weedon, rocker
  • 1921 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922 David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
  • 1923 John Dugdal, Lord-Lt (Salop)
  • 1923 Heydar Aliyev, Ex-President and Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)
  • 1926 Duncan Watson, president (World Blind Union)
  • 1926 Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • 1928 Arnold Rüütel, Estonian president
  • 1929 Brian Corby, CEO (Prudential)
  • 1929 Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, Irish peer and the Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort
  • 1930 June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)

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1930 Pat Summerall, Lake City Florida, NFL player (NY Giants)/sportscaster (CBS)

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 1930 Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Lord Michael Mustill, of Pateley Bridge, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1931 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), born in Trevico, Campania (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
  • 1932 Francoise Fabian, Hussein Dey Algeria, actress (Happy New Year)
  • 1933 Barbara Taylor Bradford, author
  • 1934 Cliff Wilson, snooker player
  • 1934 William Lithgow, Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • 1934 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), born in Mitchell, South Dakota
  • 1934 Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
  • 1935 Henry Fambrough, US singer (Spinners)
  • 1935 Larry Williams, rocker
  • 1936 Anthony Mullens, British Lt-Gen (Deputy chief of defense)
  • 1936 Michael Stone, English broker/multi-millionaire (Man Group)
  • 1936 Trevor Clay, Gen-Sec (Royal College of Nursing)
  • 1936 Jayne Cortez, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, poet (I see Chano Pozo), (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Arthur Kopit, New York NY, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine')
  • 1937 Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs)
  • 1937 Tamara Press, USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Oly-gold-60)
  • 1938 Manuel Santana, tennis player (US Open 1965)
  • 1938 Maxim Shostakovich, Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symph)
  • 1938 Merritt Ranew, baseball player
  • 1938 Michael Shea, director (Hanson Trust)/Queen's press sect
  • 1938 Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
  • 1938 Philip Gordon Winsor, composer
  • 1938 Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • 1940 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You) (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Arthur Alexander, US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
  • 1940 Taurean Blacque, Newark New Jersey, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues)
  • 1940 William Cash, MP
  • 1940 Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
  • 1941 Danny Rapp, Phila, rocker (Danny & Juniors)
  • 1941 Ken Berry, baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians)
  • 1941 Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)
  • 1942 Bill Coday, US singer (You're Gonna Then Me)
  • 1942 Ingram Douglas Marshall, composer
  • 1942 Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician
  • 1943 Bruce Raymond, jockey
  • 1943 James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
  • 1943 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
  • 1943 David Clennon, American actor
  • 1943 Richard Darman, American economist
  • 1944 Abdul Kadir, cricketer (Pakistani batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1944 Jackie Lomax, rocker (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1944 Jim Abrahams, Shorewood WI, director (Hot Shots, Top Secret)
  • 1944 Kathy Farrer, LPGA golfer
  • 1944 Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
  • 1945 John Laws, Lord Justice of Appeal (1999- )
  • 1945 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician
  • 1946 Graham Gouldman, Manchester England, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today)
  • 1946 Maureen Lipman, actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks)
  • 1946 Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
  • 1946 Donovan, Scottish musician
  • 1947 Jay Ferguson, Burbank California, rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
  • 1947 Meg Foster, Conn, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey)
  • 1947 Paul Nicholas Young, architect
  • 1947 Caroline Cooney, American author
  • 1947 Thomas Tessier, American author
  • 1948 Christopher Gent, CEO (Vodafone Group)
  • 1949 Miuccia Prada, Milan Italy, Italian fashion designer
  • 1951 Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
  • 1951 Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
  • 1952 Lee Brilleaux, Durban South Africa, British musician (Dr Feelgood)
  • 1952 Sly Dunbar, Kingston Jamaica, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie)
  • 1952 Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
  • 1953 Barbara Moxness, LPGA golfer
  • 1953 Lawrence Lau, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • 1953 Steve Thomas, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 1953 John Diamond, English journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1953 Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
  • 1954 Jeff Apple, producer (In the Line of Fire), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1955 Bruce Hartzler, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1955 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • 1955 Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
  • 1956 Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1957 Phil Mahre, Yakima Wash, alpine slalom skier (Oly-gold/silver-80, 84)

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1957 Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1957 Steve Mahre, Yakima Wash, twin alpine slalom skier (Oly-Silver-80, 84)
  • 1958 Ellen Ochoa, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Jeannette Kohlhaas, LPGA golfer
  • 1958 Margaret Ward, LPGA golfer
  • 1958 Rick Santorum, (Rep-R-Penn)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 132 of 132

  • 1991 Armand HF Boni, [Armand the Good], Flemish poet/writer, dies
  • 1992 Sylvia Sims [Blagman], American jazz singer dies aged 74
  • 1992 Joan Merrill, vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
  • 1992 John Lund, actor (Perils of Pauline), dies at 81
  • 1992 Liesbeth Saijers, sculptor, dies
  • 1992 Sylvia Sims, singer (Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74

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1994 John Wayne Gacy, mass murderer, executed in Illinois at 52

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • 1994 Lucebert [J Swaanswijk], poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69
  • 1994 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author, dies at 81
  • 1995 Harold Berens, comedian, dies at 92
  • 1995 Hilde Jarecki, educationist, dies at 83
  • 1995 Jimmy Raney, jazz guitarist, dies at 67
  • 1997 Joanie Weston, roller derby queen (Bay Bombers), dies at 61
  • 1999 Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  • 2000 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
  • 2000 Jules Deschênes, Quebec superior court judge (b. 1923)
  • 2001 Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 2002 Lynda Lyon Block, convicted murderer (b. 1948)
  • 2002 Yves Robert, French actor, screenwriter and director (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and chess problem composer (b. 1937)
  • 2005 David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
  • 2006 Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (b. 1917)
  • 2006 A. M. Rosenthal, American newspaper editor (b. 1922)
  • 2006 Soraya, Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)
  • 2006 Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)
  • 2007 Brian Wolfson, British CEO (Wembley Stadium Ltd), dies at 71
  • 2008 Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (b. 1928)
  • 2008 Jessie Jacobs, Australian Actress (b. 1990)
  • 2010 Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
  • 2011 Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (b. 1987)
  • 2012 Evelyn Johnson, American pilot, dies at 102
  • 2012 Carroll Shelby, American automobile designer, dies at 89