This Day in History for 5th May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 179 of 179

1955 - "Damn Yankees" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances
1955 - Indian parliament accept Hindu divorce
1955 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
1955 - West Germany granted full sovereignty by 3 occupying powers
1956 - 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4
1956 - Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
1956 - Jim Bailey (US) runs mile a record 3:58.6 in LA Calif
1956 - World championships of judo are 1st held, in Tokyo
1957 - Adolf Scharf elected president of Austria
1957 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1958 - KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 - Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for (Death in the Family)
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1961 - Alan Shepard becomes 1st American in space (aboard Freedom 7)
1962 - 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
1962 - LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0
1962 - West Side Story soundtrack album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album
1963 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1964 - Separatists riot in Quebec
1965 - 1st large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
1966 - Borussia Dortmund wins 6th Europe Cup II
1966 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 1966 - Willie Mays hit his 512th HR
1968 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1969 - 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1969 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)
1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
1971 - "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
1971 - Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)
1972 - Alitalia DC-8 crashes west of Palermo Sicily; killing 115
Novelist Norman MailerNovelist Norman Mailer 1973 - 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4
1974 - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1975 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels)
1975 - A's release pinch runner Herb Washington (played 104 games without batting, pitching, or fielding He stole 30 bases, & scored 33 runs)
1976 - Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II
1976 - Train collision at Schiedam Neth, kills 24
1978 - Cin Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits
1979 - 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1979 - Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting
1979 - Voyager 1 passes Jupiter
1980 - Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British SAS & police storm the building
1980 - Constantine Karamanlis is elected for the first time President of Greece.
1981 - 16th & final Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-1, hold 8-7-1 edge
1983 - Bruins 5-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-2 lead
1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
1985 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women's Golf Invitational
1986 - Hall of Fame & Museum announced to be built in Cleveland
1987 - Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
1987 - Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East
1987 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1988 - Eugene A Marino installed as 1st African American archbishop
1989 - Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
1990 - 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02
1990 - ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Chris Warren
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 1991 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1991 - A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after a Salvadoran man is shot by police.
1992 - Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection
1994 - "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 perfs
1994 - Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections
1994 - North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen
1995 - Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
1996 - "Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore" closes at Belasco after 12 perfs
Country singer Tammy WynetteCountry singer Tammy Wynette 1996 - Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship
1996 - Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe
1997 - "Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV
1997 - Iridium-1 Delta 2 Launch, Successful
1999 - 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins
2000 - Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Moon
2001 - 127th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Chavez aboard Monarchos wins in 1:59.97
2005 - The United Kingdom general election takes place, in which Tony Blair's Labour Party is re-elected for a third consecutive term.
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks 2006 - The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army
2007 - Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.
2007 - 133rd Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Street Sense wins in 2:02.17
2012 - 17 people are killed and 47 missing after a flash flood in Nepal
2012 - Japan shuts down its nuclear reactors leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970
2012 - 138th Kentucky Derby: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 2:01.83
2013 - 10 people are killed in a church attack in Njilan, Nigeria
2013 - 5 people are killed after a limousine catches fire in Hayward, California

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 238

1927 - Pat Carroll, Shrevport La, comedienne/actress (Make Room for Daddy)
1927 - Sid O'Linn, cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)
1928 - Pierre Schoendoerffer, Chamalieres, France, director and screen-writer (The Anderson Platoon), (d. 2012)
1929 - John S Ragin, Newark NJ, actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME)
1930 - Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15)
1931 - Greg, Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon) (d, 1999)
1932 - Aurel Stroe, composer
1932 - Will Hutchins, Atwater California, actor (Sugarfoot, Hey Landlord)
1934 - Ace Cannon, American saxophonist
1935 - Douglas Marland, West Sand Lake NY, soap opera writer (Gen Hospital)
1936 - Patrick Gowers, British composer
1937 - Rob Van Gennep, publisher
1938 - Jerzy Skolimowski, Warsaw Poland, director (Hands Up, Deep End)
1938 - Johnnie Taylor, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), (d. 2000)
1938 - Michael Murphy, LA CA, actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman)
1939 - James R Jones, (Rep-D-OK, 1973- )
1939 - Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams
1940 - Lance Henriksen, actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target)
1941 - Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
1941 - Howie Komives, NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves)
1942 - Amy Hill, actress (Grandma-Seinfeld, Pauly Shore)
Country singer Tammy WynetteCountry singer Tammy Wynette (1942) 1942 - Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], Redbay Alabama, country singer (Stand by your Man), (d. 1998)
1942 - Marc Alaimo, American actor
1943 - Michael Palin, Sheffield England, comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda)
1943 - Raphael, Spanish singer
1944 - Jean-Pierre Leaud, Paris France, actor (Detective)
1944 - John Rhys-Davies, Salisbury England, actor (Sir Edward-Quest, Sliders)
1944 - Roger Raised, English actor (Nicholas Nickleby)
1944 - Bo Larsson, Swedish footballer
1945 - Jiri Svoboda, composer (Accumulator 1)
1945 - Raphael, Spain, spanish singer (When the Sun Sets, Lo Meyur de Ano)
Comedian and Actor Michael PalinComedian and Actor Michael Palin (1943) 1945 - Kurt Loder, Entertainment reporter
1946 - Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Lie, Conformist, 1900)
1948 - Bill Ward, Birmingham England, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath)
1948 - Frank Esier-Smith, rocker
1949 - Anna Bergman, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Agent 69)
1950 - Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal, I See a Star)
1950 - Googoosh, Faegheh Atashin (فائقه آتشین), Iranian, Persian Singer & actress
1951 - Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)
1952 - Louis Cortelezzi, rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille)
1952 - Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (d. 2005)
1954 - Angelo Kimball, Boston Mass, rock guitarist (Face To Face)
1954 - John Greg Adams, Scottsdale AZ, PGA golfer (1982 Hall of Fame-2nd)
1954 - Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator
1955 - Melinda Culea, Western Springs Ill, actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love)
1955 - Robert Feld, Nashville Tn, National Scrabble Champion (1990)
1956 - Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)
1957 - Richard E Grant, Swaziland, actor (Posse, Bram Stoker's Dracula)
1957 - Lisa Eilbacher, Dharan Saudi Arabia, actress (Beverly Hills Cop)
1957 - Thereza Bazaar, rocker (Dollar-Love's Gotta Hold on Me)
1957 - Peter Howitt, British actor and film director
1958 - Ron Arad, Israeli aircraft navigator missing in action.
1959 - Ian McCullough, rock vocalist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
1959 - Brian Phelps, American disk jockey and actor
1961 - Hiro Hase, wrestler (NJPW)
1962 - Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
1963 - Simon Rimmer, English chef
1963 - Heidi Kozak, American actress
1963 - James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater)
1964 - Heike Henkel, German FR, world record indoor high jumper (1992)
1964 - Lorraine McIntosh, British pop singer (Deacon Blue-Fellow Hoodlums)
1964 - Ulrich Wilson, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1965 - Paul Frase, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1965 - Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
1966 - Mike Stapleton, Sarnia, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1966 - Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth)
1967 - Brad Baxter, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
1967 - Charles Nagy, Fairfield CT, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1967 - Takehito Koyasu, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
1967 - Maro Mavri, Greek fashion model and actress
1968 - Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1968 - Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)
1968 - Robert David Burns, Mission Hills CA, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-5th)
1968 - Tim Neilsen, cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991)
1969 - Bryan Ivie, Torrance California, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-br-92, 96)
1970 - Harold Nash, CFL halfback (Montreal Alouettes)
1970 - LaPhonso Ellis, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
1970 - Kyan Douglas, American TV-personality
1970 - Juan Acevedo, baseball player
1970 - Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist
1970 - Soheil Ayari, French racer
1971 - Harold Miner, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1971 - Keith Hamilton, defensive end (NY Giants)
1971 - Ken Brown, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
1971 - Reggie Jones, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1971 - David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (d. 2005)
1972 - Barrett Brooks, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
1972 - Brigitta Boccoli, Milan Italy, actress (Manhattan Baby)
1972 - Janelle Lynn Canady, Miss Alaska USA (1996)
1972 - Mikael Renberg, Pitea Swe, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers, TB Lightning)
1972 - Mike Hollis, kicker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 - Ron Snook, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1972 - Rushia Brown, WNBA forward/center (Cleveland Rockers)
1972 - Travis Jervey, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1972 - Wendy Kaye, Memphis Tenn, playmate (Jul, 1991)
1972 - Zigmund Palffy, Skalica Slo, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1972 - James Cracknell, British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medalist
1973 - Johan Hedberg, Nacka SWE, hockey goalie (Team Sweden, Oly-1998)
1973 - Matt Dubuc, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
1973 - Muhsin Muhammad, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 111 of 111

2001 - Clifton Hillegass, American writer and publisher
2002 - Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (b. 1926)
2002 - Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs. (b. 1904)
2002 - George Sidney, American film director (b. 1916)
2003 - Walter Sisulu, South African activist (b. 1912)
2004 - Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
2006 - Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
2007 - Theodore Harold Maiman, Inventor (b. 1927)
2008 - Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (b. 1917)
2011 - Yosef Merimovich, Israeli football player and manager (b. 1924)
2011 - Claude Choules, last surviving World War I veteran (b. 1901)

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