On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1980

Historical Events

  • 106th Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Genuine Risk wins in 2:02
  • Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits his 521st & final HR
  • Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL & NL

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcel Vigneron, American chef (Top Chef), born in Bainbridge Island, Washington
1980 Highlights

About May 3, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus