Historical Events In May - 01
Thursday, 24 October 2019
1958 On this day in history arturo Frondizi sworn in as President of Argentina
1959 On this day in history floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1959 On May - 01 streetcars in Ottawa replaced by buses.
1959 On this day in history west Germany introduces 5 day work week
1959 On May - 01 oscar Torp, Norwegian premier, dies
1960 CIA agent Francis Gary Powers, piloting an American U-2 reconnaissance plane, is shot down over the Soviet Union near Sverdiovsk on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history gary Powers, in a U2 spy plane, shot down and captured by the USSR
1960 On May - 01 india's Bombay state split into Gujarat &Maharashtra states
1960 On this day in history pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis
1961 On May - 01 fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
1961 Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) on May - 01.
1961 Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain on May - 01.
1961 The first US airplane hijacked to Cuba on this day in history.
1962 On May - 01 jFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)
1962 On this day in history the first French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara
1963 On May - 01 indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands
1963 On this day in history the first American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest
1964 On May - 01 the first BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)
1965 On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon
1965 On this day in history leo Spies, composer, dies at 65
1966 Last British concert by the Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley) on this day in history.
1966 On May - 01 mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1966 Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting on May - 01.
1966 US troops shooting targets in Cambodia on this day in history.
1967 On May - 01 anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes President of Nicaragua
1967 Elvis Presley &Pricilla Beaulieu wed in Las Vegas on May - 01.
1967 On May - 01 in Greece a 5.75-6.0 earthquake in the mountainous area of northern Arta Province, 9 were killed, 56 injured, and over 100 houses destroyed
1967 Jelle Zijlstra becomes president of Netherlands Bank on this day in history.
1967 Pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (The Fixer) on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history legoland, in Denmark, opens
1968 On May - 01 harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
1969 43 Unification church couples wed in NYC on May - 01.
1969 Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting on May - 01.
1969 Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man), dies at 56 on this day in history.