What Happened on May 2, 1964

Historical Events

  • 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
  • Beatles' "Beatles' 2nd Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and lowest of the Eight-thousanders
  • Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1964 History

Famous Deaths

Nancy AstorNancy Astor (1879-1964)

American born British politician, 1st female MP in UK House of Commons, dies at 84

About May 2, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Throw Your Love Away - Searchers