On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1969

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBrian Lara

Brian Lara, West Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (131 Tests; WR Test score 400no 2004; 11,953 runs @ 52.88; 34 x 100; 299 ODIs), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago

Cricketer Brian Lara
Cricketer
Brian Lara
  • Glen Young, American NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Scarborough, Ontario

Famous Deaths

Person of interestFranz von Papen

Franz von Papen, German diplomat and chancellor (1932), dies at 89

Diplomat and Chancellor Franz von Papen
Diplomat and Chancellor
Franz von Papen
1969 Highlights

About May 2, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus