On This Day

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestNancy Astor

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

1st Female MP in the United Kingdom Nancy Astor
1st Female MP in the United Kingdom
Nancy Astor

1964 Highlights

About May 2, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus