On This Day for 5th May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 183 of 183

  • 1955 Indian parliament accept Hindu divorce
  • 1955 US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
  • 1955 West Germany granted full sovereignty by 3 occupying powers
  • 1956 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4
  • 1956 Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
  • 1956 Jim Bailey (US) runs mile a record 3:58.6 in LA Calif
  • 1956 World championships of judo are 1st held, in Tokyo
  • 1957 Adolf Scharf elected president of Austria

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1958 KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for (Death in the Family)
  • 1958 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • 1961 Alan Shepard becomes 1st American in space (aboard Freedom 7)
  • 1962 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
  • 1962 LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0
  • 1962 West Side Story soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album
  • 1963 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • 1964 Separatists riot in Quebec
  • 1965 1st large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
  • 1966 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • 1966 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1966 Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • 1969 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1969 Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer
  • 1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
  • 1971 "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1971 Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)
  • 1972 Alitalia DC-8 crashes west of Palermo Sicily; killing 115
  • 1973 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4
  • 1974 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
  • 1975 Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels)
  • 1975 A's release pinch runner Herb Washington (played 104 games without batting, pitching, or fielding He stole 30 bases, & scored 33 runs)
  • 1976 Train collision at Schiedam Neth, kills 24

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1978 Cin Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1979 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4
  • 1979 Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting
  • 1979 Voyager 1 passes Jupiter
  • 1980 Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British SAS & police storm the building
  • 1980 Constantine Karamanlis is elected for the first time President of Greece.
  • 1981 16th & final Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-1, hold 8-7-1 edge
  • 1983 Bruins 5-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-2 lead
  • 1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1984 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
  • 1984 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • 1984 29th Eurovision Song Contest: Herreys for Sweden wins singing "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in Luxembourg
  • 1985 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women's Golf Invitational
  • 1986 Hall of Fame & Museum announced to be built in Cleveland
  • 1987 Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
  • 1987 Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East
  • 1987 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1988 Eugene A Marino installed as 1st African American archbishop

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1989 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1990 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02
  • 1990 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Chris Warren
  • 1990 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1991 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1991 A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after a Salvadoran man is shot by police.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1992 Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1994 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 performances
  • 1994 Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections
  • 1994 North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen
  • 1995 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
  • 1996 "Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore" closes at Belasco after 12 performances
  • 1996 Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1996 Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe
  • 1997 "Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV
  • 1997 Iridium-1 Delta 2 Launch, Successful

Music-awardsMusic Awards

1999 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 2000 Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Moon
  • 2001 127th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Chavez aboard Monarchos wins in 1:59.97
  • 2005 The United Kingdom general election takes place, in which Tony Blair's Labour Party is re-elected for a third consecutive term.
  • 2006 The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army
  • 2007 Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.
  • 2007 133rd Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Street Sense wins in 2:02.17
  • 2012 17 people are killed and 47 missing after a flash flood in Nepal
  • 2012 Japan shuts down its nuclear reactors leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970
  • 2012 138th Kentucky Derby: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 2:01.83
  • 2013 10 people are killed in a church attack in Njilan, Nigeria
  • 2013 5 people are killed after a limousine catches fire in Hayward, California
  • 2014 China announces it will upgrade Ethiopia's infrastructure in an effort to improve a China-Africa strategic partnership
  • 2015 Scientists announce the discovery of the oldest & most distant galaxy known to man, EGS-zs8-1
  • 2015 Archaeornithura meemannae, the oldest known prehistoric bird, is discovered

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 240

  • 1927 Charles Rosen, pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Pat Carroll, Shrevport La, comedienne/actress (Make Room for Daddy)
  • 1927 Sid O'Linn, cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)
  • 1928 Pierre Schoendoerffer, Chamalieres, France, director and screen-writer (The Anderson Platoon), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 John S Ragin, Newark NJ, actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME)
  • 1930 Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15)
  • 1931 Greg, Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon) (d, 1999)
  • 1932 Aurel Stroe, composer
  • 1932 Will Hutchins, Atwater California, actor (Sugarfoot, Hey Landlord)
  • 1934 Ace Cannon, American saxophonist
  • 1935 Douglas Marland, West Sand Lake NY, soap opera writer (Gen Hospital)
  • 1936 Patrick Gowers, British composer
  • 1937 Rob Van Gennep, publisher
  • 1938 Jerzy Skolimowski, Warsaw Poland, director (Hands Up, Deep End)
  • 1938 Johnnie Taylor, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), (d. 2000)
  • 1938 Michael Murphy, LA CA, actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman)
  • 1939 James R Jones, (Rep-D-OK, 1973- )
  • 1939 Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams
  • 1940 Lance Henriksen, actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target)
  • 1941 Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941 Howie Komives, NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves)
  • 1942 Amy Hill, actress (Grandma-Seinfeld, Pauly Shore)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1942 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], Redbay Alabama, country singer (Stand by your Man), (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1942 Marc Alaimo, American actor

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1943 Michael Palin, Sheffield England, comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda)

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • 1943 Raphael, Spanish singer
  • 1944 Jean-Pierre Leaud, Paris France, actor (Detective)
  • 1944 John Rhys-Davies, Salisbury England, actor (Sir Edward-Quest, Sliders)
  • 1944 Roger Raised, English actor (Nicholas Nickleby)
  • 1944 Bo Larsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1944 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), born in Aberystwyth (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Jiri Svoboda, composer (Accumulator 1)
  • 1945 Raphael, Spain, spanish singer (When the Sun Sets, Lo Meyur de Ano)
  • 1945 Kurt Loder, Entertainment reporter
  • 1946 Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Lie, Conformist, 1900)
  • 1948 Bill Ward, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1948 Frank Esier-Smith, rocker
  • 1949 Anna Bergman, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Agent 69)
  • 1950 Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal, I See a Star)
  • 1950 Googoosh, Faegheh Atashin (فائقه آتشین), Iranian, Persian Singer & actress
  • 1951 Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)
  • 1952 Louis Cortelezzi, rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille)
  • 1952 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (d. 2005)
  • 1954 Angelo Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1954 John Greg Adams, Scottsdale AZ, PGA golfer (1982 Hall of Fame-2nd)
  • 1954 Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator
  • 1955 Melinda Culea, Western Springs Ill, actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love)
  • 1955 Robert Feld, Nashville Tn, National Scrabble Champion (1990)
  • 1956 Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)
  • 1957 Richard E Grant, Swaziland, actor (Posse, Bram Stoker's Dracula)
  • 1957 Lisa Eilbacher, Dharan Saudi Arabia, actress (Beverly Hills Cop)
  • 1957 Thereza Bazaar, rocker (Dollar-Love's Gotta Hold on Me)
  • 1957 Peter Howitt, British actor and film director
  • 1958 Ron Arad, Israeli aircraft navigator missing in action.
  • 1959 Ian McCullough, rock vocalist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
  • 1959 Brian Phelps, American disk jockey and actor
  • 1961 Hiro Hase, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1962 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
  • 1963 Simon Rimmer, English chef
  • 1963 Heidi Kozak, American actress
  • 1963 James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater)
  • 1964 Heike Henkel, German FR, world record indoor high jumper (1992)
  • 1964 Lorraine McIntosh, British pop singer (Deacon Blue-Fellow Hoodlums)
  • 1964 Ulrich Wilson, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1965 Paul Frase, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1965 Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
  • 1966 Mike Stapleton, Sarnia, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1966 Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth)
  • 1967 Brad Baxter, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Charles Nagy, Fairfield CT, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1967 Takehito Koyasu, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • 1967 Maro Mavri, Greek fashion model and actress
  • 1968 Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1968 Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)
  • 1968 Robert David Burns, Mission Hills CA, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-5th)
  • 1968 Tim Neilsen, cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991)
  • 1969 Bryan Ivie, Torrance California, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-br-92, 96)
  • 1970 Harold Nash, CFL halfback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 LaPhonso Ellis, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Kyan Douglas, American TV-personality
  • 1970 Juan Acevedo, baseball player
  • 1970 Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist
  • 1970 Soheil Ayari, French racer
  • 1971 Harold Miner, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1971 Keith Hamilton, defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Ken Brown, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1971 Reggie Jones, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1971 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (d. 2005)
  • 1972 Barrett Brooks, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Brigitta Boccoli, Milan Italy, actress (Manhattan Baby)
  • 1972 Janelle Lynn Canady, Miss Alaska USA (1996)
  • 1972 Mikael Renberg, Pitea Swe, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers, TB Lightning)
  • 1972 Mike Hollis, kicker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1972 Ron Snook, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Rushia Brown, WNBA forward/center (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1972 Travis Jervey, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Wendy Kaye, playmate (Jul, 1991), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1972 Zigmund Palffy, Skalica Slo, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1972 James Cracknell, British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medalist
  • 1973 Johan Hedberg, Nacka SWE, hockey goalie (Team Sweden, Oly-1998)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 112 of 112

  • 2000 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Clifton Hillegass, American writer and publisher
  • 2002 Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (b. 1926)
  • 2002 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs. (b. 1904)
  • 2002 George Sidney, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Walter Sisulu, South African activist (b. 1912)
  • 2004 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
  • 2006 Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
  • 2007 Theodore Harold Maiman, Inventor (b. 1927)
  • 2008 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (b. 1917)
  • 2011 Yosef Merimovich, Israeli football player and manager (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Claude Choules, last surviving World War I veteran (b. 1901)