On This Day for 5th May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 182 of 182

  • 1955 Indian parliament accept Hindu divorce
  • 1955 US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
  • 1955 West Germany is granted full sovereignty by its three 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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 First 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

Event of interestEvent 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

Event of interestEvent 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

Event of interestEvent 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 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

Event of interestEvent 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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.

Event of interestEvent 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, actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 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, actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943 Michael Palin, English comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • 1943 Raphael, Spanish singer
  • 1944 Jean-Pierre Leaud, actor (Detective), born in Paris, France
  • 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, Saudi-American actress (Beverly Hills Cop), born in Dharan, Saudi Arabia
  • 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 (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), dies at 44
  • 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)