What Happened on May 2, 2015

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 141st Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah ridden by Victor Espinoza wins
  • Celtic wins the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Fight of the Century: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao in 12 for the welterweight boxing title

  • Toulon win the 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup final at Twickenham

Famous Birthdays

  • Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, daughter of Prince William, born in London

Famous Weddings

  • Actress and singer Amy Adams (40) weds longtime love Darren Le Gallo in California

Famous Deaths

  • Guy Carawan, American folk singer and folklorist (We Shall Overcome") dies at 87
  • Maya Plisetskaya, Russian Ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), dies at 89
  • Ruth Rendell, English thriller writer (Inspector Wexford novels), dies at 85