What Happened on May 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York wins aboard Determine, his only Derby success
  • Bishops publish Mandement (member socialist org forbidden)
  • HSA-UWC Forms (Unification Church) (Moonies)
  • Preston North End defender Joe Marston becomes the first Australian to play in an FA Cup Final, a 3-2 loss to WBA
  • WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, PR (NBC/SFN) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Joel Rosenberg, sci-fi author
  • Michael Scott, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Ray Parker Jr, rock guitarist/vocalist (Ghostbusters), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Taslim Arif, Pakistan cricket wicket keeper (210no v Aust 1980), born in Karachi, Sindh (d. 2008)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Tyler [Vincent Markowsky], American actor (Stagecoach, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), dies from heart failure at 50