On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Famous Deaths

  • Nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies