What Happened on May 2, 1936

Historical Events

  • 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6

Event of Interest

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie and family flee Abyssinia

  • Sergei Prokofiev's musical "Peter and the Wolf" premieres in Moscow
1936 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], British pop singer ("Release Me"; "After The Loving"), born in Madras, British India
  • Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • Quinn Redeker, American actor (Dan Raven, Young & Restless), born in Woodstock, Illinois
Born in 1936

About May 2, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus