On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Sunday in the Park with George" opens at Booth NYC for 604 performances
  • Indians' Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 inn)
  • Mattingly's single breaks up Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Saulius MikoliĆ«nas, Lithuanian footballer, born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR
  • Thabo Sefolosha, Swiss basketball player, born in Vevey, Switzerland

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Barry, american game show emcee (Joker's Wild), dies of cardiac arrest at 66
  • Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Klinkaart, Het begeren), dies at 64