What Happened on May 3, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Kastler, French physicist (Nobel 1966 - Hertzian resonances within atoms), born in Guebwiller, Alsace, German Empire (d. 1984)
  • Hugo Friedhofer, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1981)
  • Jack La Rue, American actor and TV narrator (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Seton I. Miller, Hollywood screenwriter (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul), born in Chehalis, Washington (d. 1974)
  • Walter Slezak, Austrian actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1983)

Famous Deaths

  • David R Capriles, Curacaos director of psychiatric, dies at 64