What Happened on May 3, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02
  • Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)

Famous Birthdays

  • Christina Hendricks, American actress (Mad Men), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Dulé Hill, American actor (The West Wing), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Eva Santolaria, Spanish actress (7 Vidas), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Maksim Mrvica, Croatian pianist, born in Šibenik, Croatia

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross), dies at 78