This Day in History for 10th May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 202

1941 - England's House of Commons & Holborn Theater destroyed in a blitz
1941 - Queen Wilhelmina on Radio Orange warns against treason
1942 - World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
1944 - Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan
1944 - Smith v Allwright (excluding Blacks from primary voting) is illegal
1945 - Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese
1945 - Russian troops occupied Prague
1946 - Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
1946 - Umberto II succeeds Victor Emmanuel III as king of Italy
1947 - "Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 perfs
1947 - 73rd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59
1948 - 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel
1948 - Winston Churchill visits The Hague
1950 - 1st Neth-US telex sent
1951 - Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council
1952 - "Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances
1953 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
1953 - KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Bolshoi-ballet does not appear in Paris
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1956 - French government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria
1956 - KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, CA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - 1st meeting of legislative of Cameroon
1957 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsch 2nd Piano concert, premieres in Moscow
1959 - Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Howard Johnson Golf Invitational
1959 - Soviet forces arrive in Afghanistan
1959 - Giants Jim Hearn allows 2 runs against Pirates, game is suspended, Hearn is released & charged with loss 2 months after his retirement
1960 - John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia
1960 - US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe
1961 - "Beyond the Fringe," premieres in London
1963 - Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
1966 - 25°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May
1967 - Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar
1967 - Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 1967 - Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges
1967 - Stockholm Vietnam-Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US & North Vietnam
1969 - Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space
1969 - Turtles play White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times
1969 - US troop begin attack on Hill 937/Hamburger Hill
1970 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1970 - Brave's Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5
1970 - Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
1971 - US special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents
1972 - Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - 27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
1973 - 9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 8-4
1973 - Establishment of Frente Polisario in Mauritania
1973 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
1974 - 7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
1975 - Brian Oldfield of US put shot 75', an unofficial record
1978 - "Angel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances
1978 - Liverpool wins 23rd Europe Cup
1979 - Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing
1979 - John McMullen becomes CEO of Houston Astros
1979 - Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka [From May 2]
1980 - "Happy New Year" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 17 performances
1981 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1981 - Francois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for Pres of France
1981 - Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits SF Giants, 4-0
1982 - WABC NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine)
1982 - WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network
1983 - "Laverne & Shirley," last airs on ABC-TV
1983 - Lee Chin Yong performs 170 continuous chin-ups in Seoul
1983 - Oilers 0-Isles 2-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1984 - Intl Court of Justice rules on US blockade of Nicaragua
1985 - Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1986 - "Rock Me Amadeus," by Falco hit #1 on UK pop chart
1987 - Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1988 - Edgar Degas' "Danseresje of 14" sold for $10,120,000
1989 - FC Barcelona wins 29th Europe Cup II
1989 - Gen Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin
1990 - "Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 45 perfs
1990 - French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern 1990 - Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella
1991 - Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt
1992 - "Hamlet" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992 - Bible Lands Museum opens in Jerusalem Israel
1992 - Jennifer Wyatt wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
1993 - Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok, kills 145
1993 - Last TV appearance of Mies Bouwman
1993 - Paul Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC
1993 - Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol
1994 - "Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" opens at Lunt-Font NYC for 16 per
1994 - Barbra Striesand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years
1994 - Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president
1994 - Silvio Berlusconi forms Italian government with 5 neo-fascists
1995 - 30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Reba McEntire wins
1995 - Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Fein
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 1995 - In South Africa, 104 miners killed in an elevator accident
1996 - "Twister" premieres
1996 - 2 US Marine helicopters collided during joint US & British war games
1996 - Excel Communications, Inc. becomes the youngest company ever to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), trading under the symbol (ECI).
1997 - Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants)
2001 - In Ghana, a stampede at a football game kills over 120 spectators.
2002 - Anaheim Angels crush the Chicago White Sox 19-0. The Angels join the 1923 Indians, 1939 Yankees and 1950 Red Sox as the only teams to beat two opponents by 19 or more runs in the same season
2003 - The May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence takes place.
2005 - A hand grenade which was thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 281

1918 - George Welch, American pilot (d. 1954)
1919 - Ella Grasso, (Gov-D-Ct)
1919 - Louis Sen A Kaw, Surinam dam builder
1919 - Tibor Sarai, composer
1920 - Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
1921 - Bert Weedon, rocker
1921 - Nancy Walker, Phila, Bounty ads/actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife)
1922 - David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
1923 - John Dugdal, Lord-Lt (Salop)
1923 - Heydar Aliyev, Ex-President and Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (d. 2003)
1925 - Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)
1926 - Duncan Watson, president (World Blind Union)
1926 - Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
1927 - Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
1928 - Arnold Rüütel, Estonian president
1929 - Brian Corby, CEO (Prudential)
1929 - Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, Irish peer and the Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort
1930 - June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)
1930 - Pat Summerall, NFLer (NY Giants)/sportscaster (CBS)/alchoholic, (d. 2013)
1930 - Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
1931 - Lord Michael Mustill, of Pateley Bridge, Lord Justice of Appeal
1931 - Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter
1932 - Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
1932 - Francoise Fabian, Hussein Dey Algeria, actress (Happy New Year)
1933 - Barbara Taylor Bradford, author
1934 - Cliff Wilson, snooker player
1934 - William Lithgow, Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
1934 - Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
1935 - Henry Fambrough, US singer (Spinners)
1935 - Larry Williams, rocker
1936 - Anthony Mullens, British Lt-Gen (Deputy chief of defense)
1936 - Gary Owens, Mitchell SD, disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show)
1936 - Michael Stone, English broker/multi-millionaire (Man Group)
1936 - Trevor Clay, Gen-Sec (Royal College of Nursing)
1936 - Jayne Cortez, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, poet (I see Chano Pozo), (d. 2012)
1937 - Arthur Kopit, New York NY, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine')
1937 - Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs)
1937 - Tamara Press, USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Oly-gold-60)
1938 - Manuel Santana, tennis player (US Open 1965)
1938 - Maxim Shostakovich, Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symph)
1938 - Merritt Ranew, baseball player
1938 - Michael Shea, director (Hanson Trust)/Queen's press sect
1938 - Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
1938 - Philip Gordon Winsor, composer
1938 - Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
1940 - Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You)
1940 - Arthur Alexander, US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
1940 - Taurean Blacque, Newark New Jersey, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues)
1940 - William Cash, MP
1940 - Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
1941 - Danny Rapp, Phila, rocker (Danny & Juniors)
1941 - Ken Berry, baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians)
1941 - Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)
1942 - Bill Coday, US singer (You're Gonna Then Me)
1942 - Ingram Douglas Marshall, composer
1942 - Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician
1943 - Bruce Raymond, jockey
1943 - James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
1943 - Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
1943 - David Clennon, American actor
1943 - Richard Darman, American economist
1944 - Abdul Kadir, cricketer (Pakistani batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
1944 - Jackie Lomax, Liverpool, rocker (Is This What You Want)
1944 - Jim Abrahams, Shorewood WI, director (Hot Shots, Top Secret)
1944 - Kathy Farrer, LPGA golfer
1944 - Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
1945 - John Laws, Lord Justice of Appeal (1999- )
1945 - Pamelo Mounk'a, musician
1946 - Graham Gouldman, Manchester England, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today)
1946 - Maureen Lipman, actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks)
1946 - Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
1946 - Donovan, Scottish musician
1947 - Jay Ferguson, Burbank California, rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
1947 - Meg Foster, Conn, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey)
1947 - Paul Nicholas Young, architect
1947 - Caroline Cooney, American author
1947 - Thomas Tessier, American author
1948 - Christopher Gent, CEO (Vodafone Group)
1949 - Miuccia Prada, Milan Italy, Italian fashion designer
1951 - Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
1951 - Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
1952 - Lee Brilleaux, Durban South Africa, British musician (Dr Feelgood)
1952 - Sly Dunbar, Kingston Jamaica, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie)
1952 - Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
1953 - Barbara Moxness, LPGA golfer
1953 - Lawrence Lau, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
1953 - Steve Thomas, rocker (Shooting Star)
1953 - John Diamond, English journalist (d. 2001)
1953 - Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
1954 - Jeff Apple, Miami Florida, producer (In the Line of Fire)
1955 - Bruce Hartzler, Wash DC, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1955 - Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
1955 - Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
1956 - Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
1957 - Phil Mahre, Yakima Wash, alpine slalom skier (Oly-gold/silver-80, 84)
Musician Sid ViciousMusician Sid Vicious (1957) 1957 - Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], London England, bassist (Sex Pistols)
1957 - Steve Mahre, Yakima Wash, twin alpine slalom skier (Oly-Silver-80, 84)
1958 - Ellen Ochoa, Los Angeles California, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66)
1958 - Jeannette Kohlhaas, LPGA golfer
1958 - Margaret Ward, LPGA golfer

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 130 of 130

1992 - Sylvia Sims [Blagman], American jazz singer dies aged 74
1992 - Joan Merrill, vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
1992 - John Lund, actor (Perils of Pauline), dies at 81
1992 - Liesbeth Saijers, sculptor, dies
1992 - Sylvia Sims, singer (Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
1994 - John Wayne Gacy, mass murderer, executed in Illinois at 52
1994 - Lucebert [J Swaanswijk], poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69
1994 - Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author, dies at 81
1995 - Harold Berens, comedian, dies at 92
1995 - Hilde Jarecki, educationist, dies at 83
1995 - Jimmy Raney, jazz guitarist, dies at 67
1997 - Joanie Weston, roller derby queen (Bay Bombers), dies at 61
1999 - Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
2000 - Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
2000 - Jules Deschênes, Quebec superior court judge (b. 1923)
2001 - Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)
2002 - Lynda Lyon Block, convicted murderer (b. 1948)
2002 - Yves Robert, French actor, screenwriter and director (b. 1920)
2003 - Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and chess problem composer (b. 1937)
2005 - David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
2006 - Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (b. 1917)
2006 - A. M. Rosenthal, American newspaper editor (b. 1922)
2006 - Soraya, Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)
2006 - Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)
2008 - Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (b. 1928)
2008 - Jessie Jacobs, Australian Actress (b. 1990)
2010 - Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
2011 - Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (b. 1987)
2012 - Evelyn Johnson, American pilot, dies at 102
2012 - Carroll Shelby, American automobile designer, dies at 89

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