On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1953

Historical Events

  • 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02
  • Feisal II installed as King of Iraq
  • Hussein I installed as King of Jordan

Famous Birthdays

  • Jamaal Wilkes, American NBA forward (Golden State-Rookie of Yr 1975), born in Berkeley, California
  • Valery Gergiev, Russian conductor (Mariinsky Orchestra, 1988 -present; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, 1995-2008), born in Moscow, USSR
1953 Highlights

About May 2, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus