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 International Olympic Committee president, born in Ghent, Belgium
1942 Highlights

About May 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus