On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 2015

Historical Events

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

Boxing Title Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao on points in 12 rounds in world welterweight unification fight, shatters all financial records for a boxing match

  • 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
  • Ma Shui-long, Taiwanese classical composer (The Peacock Flies Southeast), dies at 75
  • Maya Plisetskaya, Russian prima ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), dies at 89
  • Ruth Rendell, English thriller writer (Inspector Wexford novels), dies at 85
2015 Highlights

About May 2, 2015

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus