What Happened on May 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

  • Darijo Srna, Croatian soccer defender (Croatia 134 caps), born in Metković, Croatia
  • 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 (12 ATP titles), born in Hostalric, Spain

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson

Famous Deaths

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