Historical Events In May - 01
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
1958 Arturo Frondizi sworn in as President of Argentina on this day in history.
1959 On this day in history floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1959 On this day in history streetcars in Ottawa replaced by buses.
1959 West Germany introduces 5 day work week on this day in history.
1959 Oscar Torp, Norwegian premier, dies on this day in history.
1960 On May - 01 cIA agent Francis Gary Powers, piloting an American U-2 reconnaissance plane, is shot down over the Soviet Union near Sverdiovsk
1960 Gary Powers, in a U2 spy plane, shot down and captured by the USSR on this day in history.
1960 India's Bombay state split into Gujarat &Maharashtra states on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis
1961 Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba on May - 01.
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 this day in history jFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)
1962 The first French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara on May - 01.
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 this day in history the first BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)
1965 USSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon on this day in history.
1965 Leo Spies, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.
1966 On May - 01 last British concert by the Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)
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 May - 01.
1967 Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes President of Nicaragua on May - 01.
1967 On this day in history elvis Presley &Pricilla Beaulieu wed in Las Vegas
1967 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 on May - 01.
1967 On this day in history jelle Zijlstra becomes president of Netherlands Bank
1967 Pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (The Fixer) on this day in history.
1968 Legoland, in Denmark, opens on this day in history.
1968 Harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1969 43 Unification church couples wed in NYC on this day in history.
1969 Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting on May - 01.
1969 On May - 01 ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man), dies at 56