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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Saturday, 02 July 2016

1949  Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman" on May - 02.  

1949  On this day in history bolivian state of siege proclaimed  

1950  On May - 02 dutch first Chamber accept Laws on immigration  

1950  Dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not China People's Republic on May - 02.  

1950  Carlo Terrons "Giuditta," premieres in Milan on May - 02.  

1952  On this day in history the first scheduled jet airliner passenger service begins with a BOAC Comet which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers  

1952  1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music" on May - 02.  

1953  On May - 02 feisal II installed as king of Iraq  

1953  Hussein I installed as king of Jordan on May - 02.  

1954  Pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  


1955  On May - 02 india poses discrimination "onaanraakbaren" punishable  

1955  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)  

1955  Tadeusz Jarecki, composer, dies at 66 on May - 02.  

1956  US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus on May - 02.  

1956  US Methodist church disallows race separation on this day in history.  

1957  Joseph McCarthy, commie hunting senator (R-Wisc), dies at 47 on May - 02.  

1958  On this day in history alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist, dies at 89  

1960  On May - 02 harry Belafonte's 2nd Carnegie Hall performance  

1960  On this day in history house investigating committee, looking into payola questions  

1960  Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice &Consent) on May - 02.  

1960  On May - 02 caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39  

1961  On this day in history j C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for Engld 1921-31), dies  

1962  Benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I on this day in history.  

1962  Canadian dollar officially pegged at US 92.5¢. Will we ever see that lofty height again? on this day in history.  

1962  OAS strikes in Algeria on May - 02.  

1962  On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island  

1963  On this day in history jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies  

1964  On this day in history beatles' "Second Album" goes #1 &stays #1 for for 5 weeks  

1964  On May - 02 mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champion  

1964  Nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history early Bird satellite goes into commercial service  

1966  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)  

1968  Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London on May - 02.  

1968  On this day in history israeli television begins transmitting  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1360  On May - 02 birth of yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)  

1451  On May - 02 birth of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

1458  On May - 02 birth of leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)  

1551  William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales) was born on this day in history.  

1601  On this day in history birth of athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)  

1660  Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane) was born on this day in history.  

1695  Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766) was born on May - 02.  

1702  On this day in history birth of friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)  


Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  Death of Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298) on this day in history.  

0649  Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies on this day in history.  

0756  Death of Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701) on this day in history.  

0907  On May - 02 death of boris I of Bulgaria  

1230  On this day in history death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

1250  On this day in history death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

1300  On this day in history death of blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248)  

1450  On May - 02 death of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)  


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