What Happened on May 3, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Trumpets of the Lord" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 7 performances
  • 95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8

Famous Birthdays

  • Daryl F. Mallett, American writer and editor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Karen Kraft, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Mateo,California

Famous Deaths

  • Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, dies at 42
  • Zakir Husain, 3rd President of India (1967-69) and scholar, dies at 72