What Happened on May 2, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 7th European Cup: Benfica beats Real Madrid 5-3 at Amsterdam
  • 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

  • Elizabeth Berridge, actress (Amadeus, Funhouse), born in Westchester, New York
  • Jimmy White, English snooker player
  • Nancy Harvey, Swift Current Sask, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th)
  • Ray Traylor, American professional wrestler (d. 2004)
  • Stephen Daldry, English film director