On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1936

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie and family flee Abyssinia

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Sergei Prokofiev's musical "Peter and the Wolf" premieres in Moscow

Famous Birthdays

  • Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], British singer, born in Madras, 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
1936 Highlights

About May 2, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus