On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1906

Historical Events

  • 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8

Historic Event

Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dismisses his moderate Prime Minister Witte and appoints Ivan Goremykin, a conservative bureaucrat

Famous Birthdays

  • Aileen Riggin, American diver (Olympic gold 3m springboard 1920, 24), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2002)
  • Maurice Thiriet, French composer, born in Meulan, Yvelines, France (d. 1972)
  • Philippe Halsman, American portrait photographer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1979)

Famous Weddings

1906 Highlights

About May 2, 1906

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus