Historical Events on May 1, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4
  • Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes"
  • North Korea proclaims itself Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Auspicia quaedam