On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Article: The 100-year Football Curse that Appears to be Working

Historical Events

  • European Cup Final, Amsterdam: Eusébio scores twice as defending champions Benfica beat Real Madrid, 5-3; Puskás, hits all 3 for Madrid
  • OAS strikes in Algeria
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, NY (PBS) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Big Boss Man [Ray Washington Traylor Jr.], American professional wrestler, born in Marietta, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • Elizabeth Berridge, American actress (Amadeus, Funhouse), born in Westchester, New York
  • Jimmy White, English professional snooker player, born in Tooting, England
  • Stephen Daldry, English film director, born in Dorset, England