What Happened on May 2, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Billie Holiday (14) and her mother are arrested for prostitution following a raid of a brothel in Harlem

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Famous Birthdays

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  • Sydney Gedye, cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964)