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

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
  • Maya Plisetskaya, Russian Ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), dies at 89
  • Ruth Rendell, English thriller writer (Inspector Wexford novels), dies at 85