On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1982

Historical Events

  • 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye wins aboard Gato Del Sol, the first of consecutive Derby victories (1983 Sunny's Halo)
  • 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Beto, Portuguese soccer goalkeeper (16 caps; Sevilla, Göztepe S.K.), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Darijo Srna, Croatian soccer defender (134 caps; Shakhtar Donetsk 339 games), born in Metković, Croatia
  • Jamie Dornan, Irish actor (Fifty Shades of Grey), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Justė Janulytė, Lithuanian contemporary classical composer (Observation Of Clouds; The Color of Water), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Katya [Brian McCook] American drag queen, comedian and TV performer (The Trixie and Katya Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player (12 ATP titles), born in Hostalric, Spain

Famous Weddings

Kate Jackson

Actress Kate Jackson (33) weds business executive David Greenwald in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Deaths

  • Gene Sheldon, actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72
  • William Primrose, Scottish violist (Method for Violin & Viola), dies at 77
1982 Highlights

About May 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus