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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

1949  Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman" on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history bolivian state of siege proclaimed  

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

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

1950  On May - 02 carlo Terrons "Giuditta," premieres in Milan  

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

1952  1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music" on this day in history.  

1953  Feisal II installed as king of Iraq on this day in history.  

1953  Hussein I installed as king of Jordan on this day in history.  

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 May - 02 pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)  

1955  On May - 02 tadeusz Jarecki, composer, dies at 66  

1956  On this day in history uS Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus  

1956  On May - 02 uS Methodist church disallows race separation  

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  House investigating committee, looking into payola questions on May - 02.  

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 May - 02 j C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for Engld 1921-31), dies  

1962  Benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I on May - 02.  

1962  On May - 02 canadian dollar officially pegged at US 92.5¢. Will we ever see that lofty height again?  

1962  On May - 02 oAS strikes in Algeria  

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

1963  Jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies on this day in history.  

1964  Beatles' "Second Album" goes #1 &stays #1 for for 5 weeks on May - 02.  

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

1964  On this day in history nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies  

1965  Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service on this day in history.  

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

1968  Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London on this day in history.  

1968  Israeli television begins transmitting on May - 02.  

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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 this day in history birth of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

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

1551  On this day in history birth of william Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)  

1601  Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern) was born on this day in history.  

1660  Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane) was born on May - 02.  

1695  On May - 02 birth of giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)  

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  On this day in history death of athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)  

0649  Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies on May - 02.  

0756  Death of Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701) on May - 02.  

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

1230  Death of William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197) on this day in history.  

1250  Death of Toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered on this day in history.  

1300  On May - 02 death of blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248)  

1450  On this day in history death of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)  


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