What Happened on May 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4
  • 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Jamie Dornan, Irish actor (Fifty Shades of Grey), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Katya [Brian McCook] American drag queen, comedian and TV performer (The Trixie and Katya Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Kate Jackson
Kate Jackson

Famous Deaths

  • Gene Sheldon, actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72
  • William Primrose, Scottish violist (b. 1903)