This Day in History for 2nd May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 219

1952 - Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers
1953 - 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02
1953 - Feisal II installed as king of Iraq
1953 - Hussein I installed as king of Jordan
1954 - Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader
1955 - India proposal to discrimination against Dalits or "Untouchables" punishable
1955 - Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)
1955 - WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus
1956 - US Methodist church disallows racial separation
1957 - Gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt made by rival mobsters
1958 - Yanks threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into NYC
1959 - 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2
1960 - Harry Belafonte 2nd Carnegie Hall performance
1960 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice & Consent)
Gangster Frank CostelloGangster Frank Costello 1960 - "American Bandstand's" Dick Clark
1960 - House investigating committee, looking into payola questions
1962 - Benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I
1962 - OAS strikes in Algeria
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 - WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, NY (PBS) 1st broadcast
1964 - 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
1964 - Beatles' "Beatles' 2nd Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for for 5 weeks
1964 - Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1964 - First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
1965 - "New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 52 performances
1965 - Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
1965 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1966 - Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)
1967 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1968 - 1st performance of Roger Sessions' 8th Symphony
1968 - 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
1968 - Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London
1968 - Israeli television begins transmitting
1969 - British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to NY
1970 - 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
1970 - 96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4
1970 - KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, AZ (NBC) 1st broadcast
1971 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1972 - Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine. 126 die (Kellogg, Idaho)
1972 - Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 - Former VP Spiro Agnew disbarred
1974 - Six Catholic civilians killed and eighteen wounded when the UVF explode a bomb at Rose & Crown Bar on Ormeau Road, Belfast
1975 - Apple records closes down
1976 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1977 - "The King & I" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances
1978 - NBA championship: Portland Trailblazers win in 4 games
1978 - 1978 NFL Draft: Earl Campbell from University of Texas first pick by Houston Oilers
1979 - "Quadrophenia" premieres in London
1979 - -May 10] Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) begins nonstop ride, cycling 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Country Singer Kenny RogersCountry Singer Kenny Rogers 1979 - 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell
1980 - Joseph Doherty & 3 other IRA men arrested for murder
1980 - Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa
1980 - Pope John Paul II begins African tour
1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - 107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02
1981 - Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes
1982 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1982 - Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
1983 - 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga Calif
1984 - "Sunday in the Park with George" opens at Booth NYC for 604 perfs
1984 - Indians' Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 inn)
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 1984 - Mattingly's single breaks up Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid
1984 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - Dynamo Kyiv of the Soviet Union win 26th Europe Cup Winner's Cup against Atlético Madrid of Spain 3-0
1986 - Transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver, BC
1987 - 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4
1988 - Balt Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Balt & get a new park
1988 - David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" premieres in NYC
1988 - Jackson Pollock's "Search" sold for $4,800,000
1988 - Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump
1990 - "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 perfs
1990 - South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1991 - Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus
1992 - "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" opens at H Hayes NYC 14 perfs
1992 - 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03
1992 - Yugoslav Army seize Bosnian Pres Alija Izetbegovic
1993 - "5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 445 perfs
1993 - "Candida" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1993 - "Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 40 perfs
1993 - "Tango Passion" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
1993 - Kristi Albers wins Sprint Golf Classic
1993 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament
1994 - Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 32 killed
1994 - Dr Kervokian found innocent on assisting suicides
1994 - Michael Bolton found plagurized Isley Bros "Love is Wonderful Thing"
1995 - "Hamlet" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 121 performances
1995 - Expos bat out of order against Mets in 6th inning
1995 - Serb missiles exploded in the heart of Zagreb, killing six
Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald TrumpBusinessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump 1997 - Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating
1997 - Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber
1997 - Police arrest transsexual prostitute Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy
1997 - Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders
1998 - 124th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Real Quiet wins in 2:02.20
1998 - The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.
1999 - Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
1999 - John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 229

1929 - Edward Levy Irving, composer
1929 - Luc Ferrari, composer
1929 - Sydney Gedye, cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964)
1929 - Link Wray, American rock guitarist (d. 2005)
1930 - Marco Pannella, Italian politician and activist
1931 - Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), (d. 2012)
1932 - Bruce Glover, actor (Diamonds are Forever), born in Chicago, Illinois
1932 - Kees de Galan, Dutch economist
1932 - Malcolm Leyland Lipkin, composer
1932 - Maury Allen, American sportswriter
1933 - Bunk Gardner, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1935 - Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58)/son of Ghasi I
1935 - Hussain ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1952- )
1935 - Lance LeGault, American actor, (d. 2012)
1935 - Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
1936 - Michael Rabin, violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York
1936 - Quinn Redeker, Woodstock Ill, actor (Dan Raven, Young & Restless)
1936 - Engelbert Humperdinck, [Arnold George Dorsey], Madras India, singer (EH Show)
1937 - Gisela Elsner, writer
1937 - Lorenzo Music, Brooklyn New York, American writer/actor/voice (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield)
1938 - Constantine Bereng Seeiso, king Moshushoe II of Lesotho
1938 - Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)
1939 - Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist
1939 - Gates Brown, Crestline, OH, MLB player (Detroit Lions), (d. 2013)
1940 - Bryan Davis, cricketer (bro of Charlie WI batsman v Australia 1965)
1940 - Sari van Heemskerck Pillis-Duvekot, Dutch MP (VVD)
1941 - Jules Wijdenbosch, premier Suriname
1941 - Clay Carroll, American baseball player
1942 - Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president
1944 - F Innerhofer, writer
1944 - John Verity, rocker (Argent)
1945 - Bianca Perez Morena de Macias Jagger, Nicaragua, model and socialite
1945 - Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Kinks-Waterloo Sunset)
1945 - Goldy McJohn, rocker (Steppenwolf)
1945 - Randy Cain, US soul singer (4 Gents/Delfonics)
1945 - Robert Henrit, England, rocker (Argent)
1945 - Sarah Weddington, American attorney
1945 - Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
1946 - Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
1946 - David Suchet, English actor
1947 - Bill Lowery, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
1948 - Larry Gatlin, Seminole Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
1949 - Joey Phillips, percussionist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1950 - Lou Gramm, rocker (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love Is), born in Rochester, New York
1950 - Duncan Gay, Australian politician
1952 - Christine Baranski, actress (Maryann-Cybill, Birdcage), born in Buffalo, New York
1952 - Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress
1953 - "Keith" Jamaal Wilkes, NBA forward (Golden State-Rookie of Yr 1975)
1954 - Bulelani T Ngcuka, South African attorney/leader (UDF)
1954 - Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (d. 1982)
1955 - Ian Callen, cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets)
1955 - Jay Osmond, rocker (Osmond Brothers)
1955 - Joe Callis, rocker
1955 - Donatella Versace, Reggio Italy, Italian fashion designer
1956 - David Rhodes, English guitarist
1957 - Domonic L Pudwill Gorie, Lake Charles LA, USN/astronaut (sk: STS-91)
1958 - Kim Jones, Sonoma California, 5k runner
1959 - Alan Best, Canadian animation director and producer
1960 - Ravi Ratnayeke, cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler & opening batsman)
1961 - Doctor Robert, [Bruce R Howard], rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1961 - Peter Doohan, Australia, tennis star
1961 - Phil Vickery, English celebrity chef
1962 - Elizabeth Berridge, Westchester NY, actress (Amadeus, Funhouse)
1962 - Nancy Harvey, Swift Current Sask, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th)
1962 - Stephen Daldry, English film director
1962 - Ray Traylor, American professional wrestler (d. 2004)
1962 - Jimmy White, English snooker player
1963 - Brian Tochi, actor (Dr Alan Poe-St Elsewhere, Renegades), born in Los Angeles, California
1963 - Jos van Eck, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
1963 - Kenton Leonard, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
1964 - Kelly Michael Gibson, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
1966 - Belinda Stronach, Canadian politician
1967 - Kerryn McCann, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
1968 - Reggie Slack, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1968 - Will Furrer, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1968 - Midorikawa Hikaru, Japanese voice actor
1968 - Jeff Agoos, American soccer player
1968 - Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress
1969 - Brian Lara, cricketer (WI left-hand bat Smashed world records in 1994)
1969 - Glen Young, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1970 - Vania Thomas, Miss US Virgin Islands Universe (1997)
1971 - Greg Bishop, NFL guard (NY Giants)
1972 - Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
1972 - Jennifer Miriam, playmate (March, 1997), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1972 - Jill Savery, Fort Lauderdale Fl, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1972 - Peter Ogilvie, 100m sprinter (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
Actor & Professional Wrestler The RockActor & Professional Wrestler The Rock (1972) 1972 - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor
1972 - Paul Adcock, English footballer
1973 - Rich Yurkiewicz, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Amst Admirals)
1973 - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German film director and screenwriter
1974 - Miles Joseph, American soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
1974 - Garðar Thór Cortes, Icelandic tenor
1974 - Andy Johnson, Welsh footballer
1975 - Mark Johnson, Dayton Ohio, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 - Murray William Burdan, Wellington NZ, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1975 - David Beckham, Leytonstone, London, English footballer (Manchester United, England)
1976 - Ailleen Damiles, Miss Universe-Philippines/Miss Photogenic (1996)
1976 - Nancy Feber, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star
1977 - Amy D'Entremont, Stoneham Mass, figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ)
1977 - Jenna Von Oy, actress (Seven-Blossom)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 115 of 115

2002 - W. T. Tutte, English-born codebreaker (b. 1917)
2005 - Kenneth B. Clark, American psychologist (b. 1914)
2005 - Wee Kim Wee, 4th President of Singapore (b. 1915)
2006 - Louis Rukeyser, American columnist (b. 1933)
2007 - Brad McGann, New Zealand film director and screenwriter (b. 1964)
2008 - Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (b. 1940)
2009 - Jack Kemp, former United States Congressman and 1996 Vice Presidential Candidate (b. 1935)
2010 - Lynn Redgrave, British actress (b. 1943)
2011 - Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda and 'the most wanted man in the world' (b. 1957)
Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin LadenIslamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden (2011) 2012 - Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker, commits suicide at 43
2013 - Jeff Hanneman, American guitarist, dies from liver failure at 49
2014 - Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor, dies at 95
2015 - Ruth Rendell, English thriller writer (Inspector Wexford novels), dies at 85
2015 - Maya Plisetskaya, Russian Ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), dies at 89
2015 - Guy Carawan, American folk singer and folklorist (We Shall Overcome") dies at 87

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