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, Lake Charles LA, USN/astronaut (sk: STS-91)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Joseph McCarthy, anti-communist US senator (R-Wisc), dies at 48

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, composer, dies at 53