On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves Southampton on maiden voyage to NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Lara, cricketer (WI left-hand bat Smashed world records in 1994), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Glen Young, American NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Scarborough, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89