On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

MurderAssassination Attempt

Gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt made by rival mobsters

Gangster Frank Costello
Frank Costello

Famous Birthdays

  • Domonic L. Pudwill Gorie, American NASA astronaut (sk: STS-91), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJoseph McCarthy

Joseph McCarthy, American Senator (Rep - Wisconsin) who claimed communists infiltrated the US government, dies at 48

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, Polish composer and cultural attache, dies at 53