On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1942

Historical Events

  • 68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4
  • Japanese troops occupy Mandalay, Burma

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacques Rogge, Belgian sports administrator, (8th President International Olympic Committee 2001-13), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 2021)
1942 Highlights

About May 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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