This Day in History for 2nd May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 209

1953 - Hussein I installed as king of Jordan
1954 - Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader
1955 - India proposal to discrimination against Dalits or "Untouchables" punishable
1955 - Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)
1955 - WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus
1956 - US Methodist church disallows racial separation
1958 - Yanks threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into NYC
1959 - 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2
1960 - Harry Belafonte 2nd Carnegie Hall performance
1960 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice & Consent)
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams 1960 - "American Bandstand's" Dick Clark
1960 - House investigating committee, looking into payola questions
1962 - Benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I
1962 - OAS strikes in Algeria
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 - WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, NY (PBS) 1st broadcast
1964 - 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
1964 - Beatles' "Beatles' 2nd Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for for 5 weeks
1964 - Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1964 - First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
1965 - "New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 52 performances
1965 - Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
1965 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1966 - Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)
1967 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1968 - 1st performance of Roger Sessions' 8th Symphony
1968 - 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
1968 - Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London
1968 - Israeli television begins transmitting
1969 - British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to NY
1970 - 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
1970 - 96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4
1970 - KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, AZ (NBC) 1st broadcast
1971 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1972 - Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine. 126 die (Kellogg, Idaho)
1972 - Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 - Former VP Spiro Agnew disbarred
1974 - Six Catholic civilians killed and eighteen wounded when the UVF explode a bomb at Rose & Crown Bar on Ormeau Road, Belfast
1975 - Apple records closes down
1976 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1977 - "King & I" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances
1978 - NBA championship: Portland Trailblazers win in 4 games
1979 - "Quadrophenia" premieres in London
1979 - -May 10] Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) begins nonstop ride, cycling 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Country Singer Kenny RogersCountry Singer Kenny Rogers 1979 - 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell
1980 - Joseph Doherty & 3 other IRA men arrested for murder
1980 - Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa
1980 - Pope John Paul II begins African tour
1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - 107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02
1981 - Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes
1982 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1982 - Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
1983 - 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga Calif
1984 - "Sunday in the Park with George" opens at Booth NYC for 604 perfs
1984 - Indians' Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 inn)
1984 - Mattingly's single breaks up Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid
1984 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - Dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II
1986 - Transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver, BC
1987 - 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4
1988 - Balt Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Balt & get a new park
1988 - David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" premieres in NYC
1988 - Jackson Pollock's "Search" sold for $4,800,000
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1988 - Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump
1990 - "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 perfs
1990 - South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid
1991 - Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus
1992 - "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" opens at H Hayes NYC 14 perfs
1992 - 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03
1992 - Yugoslav Army seize Bosnian Pres Alija Izetbegovic
1993 - "5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 445 perfs
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1993 - "Candida" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1993 - "Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 40 perfs
1993 - "Tango Passion" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
1993 - Kristi Albers wins Sprint Golf Classic
1993 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament
1994 - Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 32 killed
1994 - Dr Kervokian found innocent on assisting suicides
1994 - Michael Bolton found plagurized Isley Bros "Love is Wonderful Thing"
1995 - "Hamlet" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 121 performances
1995 - Expos bat out of order against Mets in 6th inning
1995 - Serb missiles exploded in the heart of Zagreb, killing six
Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald TrumpBusinessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump 1997 - Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating
1997 - Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber
1997 - Police arrest transsexual prostitute Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy
1997 - Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders
1998 - 124th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Real Quiet wins in 2:02.20
1998 - The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.
1999 - Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
Actor Eddie MurphyActor Eddie Murphy 1999 - John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL
2000 - Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.
2000 - President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
2002 - Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala.
2004 - Yelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria.
2008 - Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 227

1929 - Luc Ferrari, composer
1929 - Sydney Gedye, cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964)
1929 - Link Wray, American rock guitarist (d. 2005)
1930 - Marco Pannella, Italian politician and activist
1931 - Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), (d. 2012)
1932 - Bruce Glover, Chicago Ill, actor (Diamonds are Forever)
1932 - Kees de Galan, Dutch economist
1932 - Malcolm Leyland Lipkin, composer
1932 - Maury Allen, American sportswriter
1933 - Bunk Gardner, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1935 - Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58)/son of Ghasi I
1935 - Hussain ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1952- )
1935 - Lance LeGault, American actor, (d. 2012)
1935 - Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
1936 - Michael Rabin, NYC, violinist (In Memorium)
1936 - Quinn Redeker, Woodstock Ill, actor (Dan Raven, Young & Restless)
1936 - Engelbert Humperdinck, [Arnold George Dorsey], Madras India, singer (EH Show)
1937 - Gisela Elsner, writer
1937 - Lorenzo Music, Brooklyn New York, American writer/actor/voice (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield)
1938 - Constantine Bereng Seeiso, king Moshushoe II of Lesotho
1938 - Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)
1939 - Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist
1939 - Gates Brown, Crestline, OH, MLB player (Detroit Lions), (d. 2013)
1940 - Bryan Davis, cricketer (bro of Charlie WI batsman v Australia 1965)
1940 - Sari van Heemskerck Pillis-Duvekot, Dutch MP (VVD)
1941 - Jules Wijdenbosch, premier Suriname
1941 - Clay Carroll, American baseball player
1942 - Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president
1944 - F Innerhofer, writer
1944 - John Verity, rocker (Argent)
1945 - Bianca Perez Morena de Macias Jagger, Nicaragua, model and socialite
1945 - Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Kinks-Waterloo Sunset)
1945 - Goldy McJohn, rocker (Steppenwolf)
1945 - Randy Cain, US soul singer (4 Gents/Delfonics)
1945 - Robert Henrit, England, rocker (Argent)
1945 - Sarah Weddington, American attorney
1945 - Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
1946 - Lesley Gore, Tenafly NJ, singer (It's My Party)
1946 - David Suchet, English actor
1947 - Bill Lowery, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
1948 - Larry Gatlin, Seminole Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
1949 - Joey Phillips, percussionist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1950 - Lou Gramm, Rochester NY, rocker (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love Is)
1950 - Duncan Gay, Australian politician
1952 - Christine Baranski, Buffalo NY, actress (Maryann-Cybill, Birdcage)
1952 - Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress
1953 - "Keith" Jamaal Wilkes, NBA forward (Golden State-Rookie of Yr 1975)
1954 - Bulelani T Ngcuka, South African attorney/leader (UDF)
1954 - Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (d. 1982)
1955 - Ian Callen, cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets)
1955 - Jay Osmond, rocker (Osmond Brothers)
1955 - Joe Callis, rocker
1955 - Donatella Versace, Reggio Italy, Italian fashion designer
1956 - David Rhodes, English guitarist
1957 - Domonic L Pudwill Gorie, Lake Charles LA, USN/astronaut (sk: STS-91)
1958 - Kim Jones, Sonoma California, 5k runner
1959 - Alan Best, Canadian animation director and producer
1960 - Ravi Ratnayeke, cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler & opening batsman)
1961 - Doctor Robert, [Bruce R Howard], rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1961 - Peter Doohan, Australia, tennis star
1961 - Phil Vickery, English celebrity chef
1962 - Elizabeth Berridge, Westchester NY, actress (Amadeus, Funhouse)
1962 - Nancy Harvey, Swift Current Sask, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th)
1962 - Stephen Daldry, English film director
1962 - Ray Traylor, American professional wrestler (d. 2004)
1962 - Jimmy White, English snooker player
1963 - Brian Tochi, Los Angeles California, actor (Dr Alan Poe-St Elsewhere, Renegades)
1963 - Jos van Eck, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
1963 - Kenton Leonard, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
1964 - Kelly Michael Gibson, New Orleans LA, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th)
1966 - Belinda Stronach, Canadian politician
1967 - Kerryn McCann, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
1968 - Reggie Slack, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1968 - Will Furrer, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1968 - Midorikawa Hikaru, Japanese voice actor
1968 - Jeff Agoos, American soccer player
1968 - Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress
1969 - Brian Lara, cricketer (WI left-hand bat Smashed world records in 1994)
1969 - Glen Young, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1970 - Vania Thomas, Miss US Virgin Islands Universe (1997)
1971 - Greg Bishop, NFL guard (NY Giants)
1972 - Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
1972 - Jennifer Miriam, Oklahoma City OK, playmate (March, 1997)
1972 - Jill Savery, Fort Lauderdale Fl, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1972 - Peter Ogilvie, Vancouver BC, 100m sprinter (Olympics-96)
Actor & Professional Wrestler The RockActor & Professional Wrestler The Rock (1972) 1972 - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor
1972 - Paul Adcock, English footballer
1973 - Rich Yurkiewicz, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Amst Admirals)
1973 - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German film director and screenwriter
1974 - Miles Joseph, West Springfield Mass, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 - Garðar Thór Cortes, Icelandic tenor
1974 - Andy Johnson, Welsh footballer
1975 - Mark Johnson, Dayton Ohio, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 - Murray William Burdan, Wellington NZ, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1975 - David Beckham, Leytonstone, London, English footballer (Manchester United, England)
1976 - Ailleen Damiles, Miss Universe-Philippines/Miss Photogenic (1996)
1976 - Nancy Feber, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star
1977 - Amy D'Entremont, Stoneham Mass, figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ)
1977 - Jenna Von Oy, actress (Seven-Blossom)
1977 - Fredrik Malm, Swedish politician

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 111 of 111

2002 - W. T. Tutte, English-born codebreaker (b. 1917)
2005 - Kenneth B. Clark, American psychologist (b. 1914)
2005 - Wee Kim Wee, 4th President of Singapore (b. 1915)
2006 - Louis Rukeyser, American columnist (b. 1933)
2007 - Brad McGann, New Zealand film director and screenwriter (b. 1964)
2008 - Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (b. 1940)
2009 - Jack Kemp, former United States Congressman and 1996 Vice Presidential Candidate (b. 1935)
2010 - Lynn Redgrave, British actress (b. 1943)
Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin LadenIslamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden (2011) 2011 - Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda and 'the most wanted man in the world' (b. 1957)
2012 - Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker, commits suicide at 43
2013 - Jeff Hanneman, American guitarist, dies from liver failure at 49

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