On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1985

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • David Nugent, English footballer, born in Huyton, England
  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia, American baseball player, born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Kyle Busch, American auto racer, (NASCAR Cup Series Champion 2015), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Person of interestLily Allen

Lily Allen, English singer-songwriter (It's Not Me, It's You) and TV presenter (Lily Allen and Friends), born in London

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • Sarah Hughes, American figure skater, born in Great Neck, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Attilio Bettega, Italian rallydriver (b.1951)
  • Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director, dies of lung cancer at 77
  • Hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery
  • Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1909)
  • Milton S Eisenhower, US diplomat, dies at 85
1985 Highlights

About May 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus