On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, British landowner and multimillionaire, dies at 65
  • Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)