What Happened on May 2, 1959

Historical Events

Kentucky Derby

85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Best, Canadian animation director and producer, born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Born in 1959
1959 Highlights

About May 2, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Come Softly To Me - The Fleetwoods
  • UK #1 Song: It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Buddy Holly