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Historical Events For May - 02

Monday, 29 May 2017

1949  On May - 02 arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"  

1949  Bolivian state of siege proclaimed on May - 02.  

1950  Dutch first Chamber accept Laws on immigration on this day in history.  

1950  On May - 02 dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not China People's Republic  

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

1952  The first scheduled jet airliner passenger service begins with a BOAC Comet which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers on May - 02.  

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

1953  Feisal II installed as king of Iraq on May - 02.  

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  India poses discrimination "onaanraakbaren" punishable on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1960  Caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39 on this day in history.  

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

1962  On May - 02 benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I  

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

1962  OAS strikes in Algeria on this day in history.  

1962  US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island on this day in history.  

1963  On May - 02 jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies  

1964  On May - 02 beatles' "Second Album" goes #1 &stays #1 for for 5 weeks  

1964  On this day in history 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 May - 02.  

1965  On May - 02 early Bird satellite goes into commercial service  

1966  Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days) on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London  

1968  Israeli television begins transmitting on this day in history.  

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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  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on this day in history.  

1458  On this day in history birth of leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)  

1551  On May - 02 birth of william Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)  

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

1660  On this day in history birth of pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)  

1695  Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766) was born on this day in history.  

1702  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

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

0756  On this day in history death of emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)  

0907  On this day in history death of boris I of Bulgaria  

1230  Death of William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197) on May - 02.  

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

1300  Death of Blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248) on May - 02.  

1450  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on this day in history.  


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