On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 2010

Historical Events

  • 136th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel wins aboard Super Saver, his third Derby success in 4 years

Music History

Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

  • Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City

Famous Weddings

George Lucas

Actor-producer Seth Green (36) weds actress Clare Grant (30) at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Nacasio, California

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Mastrogiovanni, Uruguayan composer, dies at 73
  • Danny Aiello III, American film and television stunt performer, stunt coordinator, and actor, dies of pancreatic cancer at 53
  • Helen Wagner, American actress (Mister Peepers, As The World Turns), dies of natural causes at 91
  • Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
2010 Highlights

About May 1, 2010

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus