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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Thursday, 27 November 2014

1968  Donald L Hall, airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1969  On May - 02 british liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to New York  

1969  On this day in history franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89  

1970  On this day in history twenty-six persons were rescued by a VC-8 helicopter from a Dutch Antillean Airlines DC-9 ditched in the Caribbean.  

1972  Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine - 126 die (Kellogg Idaho) on May - 02.  

1972  Lieutenant General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA on May - 02.  

1972  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1972  On this day in history hugo Hartung, writer, dies at 69  

1973  On May - 02 alan Carney, actor (Herbie-Take it from Me), dies at 61  

1974  On this day in history former Vice President Spiro Agnew is disbarred  

1975  On May - 02 apple records closes down  

1975  US Navy departs Vietnamese waters at end of evacuation on May - 02.  

1975  USS Midway off-loaded at Utapao, Thailand, over 40 USAF helicopters used in South Vietnam evacuation operations on this day in history.  

1977  "The King &I" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances on May - 02.  

1979  14th Academy of Country Music Awards Kenny Rogers &Barbara Mandrell win on this day in history.  

1979  14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers &Barbara Mandrell win on May - 02.  

1980  On May - 02 joseph Doherty &3 other IRA men arrested for murder  

1980  On this day in history pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa  

1980  On May - 02 pope John Paul II begins African tour  

1980  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1980  Clarrie Grimmett, cricket (36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets), dies on May - 02.  

1981  Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes on this day in history.  

1982  Argentina's only cruiser is sunk by a British submarine with a loss of more than 320 lives on this day in history.  

1982  On May - 02 falklands War Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men  

1982  On May - 02 helmut Dantine  

1982  On May - 02 falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men  

1983  6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga CA on May - 02.  

1983  Marius F Duintjer, architect, dies on this day in history.  

1984  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on May - 02.  

1984  On this day in history jack Barry, game show emcee (Joker's Wild), dies at 66  

1985  On May - 02 hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery  

1986  On this day in history dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II  

1986  On May - 02 in Vancouver BC, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Expo '86;  

1986  On May - 02 radiation released from the Chernobyl accident reach France, Britain  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1360  Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424) was born on this day in history.  

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  William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales) was born on May - 02.  

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  Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782) was born on May - 02.  

Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  On May - 02 death of athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)  

0649  On this day in history maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies  

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

0907  Death of Boris I of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

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

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

1300  On this day in history 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)