On This Day for 2nd May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 218

  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1954 Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1955 India proposal to discrimination against Dalits or "Untouchables" punishable

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1955 Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1957 Gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt made by rival mobsters

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello
  • 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)
  • 1960 House investigating committee, looking into payola questions
  • 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
  • 1962 7th European Cup: Benfica beats Real Madrid 5-3 at Amsterdam
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 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

Music-awardsMusic Awards

1979 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Barbara Mandrell win

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 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 performances
  • 1984 Indians' Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 inn)
  • 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 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1988 Jackson Pollock's "Search" sold for $4,800,000

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1988 Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1990 "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 performances
  • 1990 South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1991 Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1992 "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" opens at H Hayes NYC 14 performances
  • 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 performances
  • 1993 "Candida" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1993 "Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1997 Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating

Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump
Businessman & T.V. Personality
Donald Trump
  • 1997 Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1997 Police arrest transsexual prostitute Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy

  • 1997 Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders

Film-release-premierFilm Release

1997 "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery", starring Mike Myers and Elizabeth Hurley, is released

  • 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.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1999 John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 2000 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2000 President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 228

  • 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, American writer/actor/voice (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1972 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock
  • 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)
  • 1977 Fredrik Malm, Swedish politician

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 116 of 116

  • 2002 John Nathan-Turner, English television producer (b. 1947)
  • 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2011 Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda and 'the most wanted man in the world' (b. 1957)

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 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