Historical Events In May - 01
Sunday, 01 October 2023
1959 Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 Gary Powers, in a U2 spy plane, shot down and captured by the USSR on this day in history.
1960 On May - 01 india's Bombay state split into Gujarat &Maharashtra states
1960 Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis on May - 01.
1961 Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba on this day in history.
1961 Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) on May - 01.
1961 On May - 01 tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain
1961 The first US airplane hijacked to Cuba on this day in history.
1962 JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA) on this day in history.
1962 The first French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara on this day in history.
1963 Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands on this day in history.
1963 On May - 01 the first American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest
1964 The first BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth) on this day in history.
1965 USSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon on this day in history.
1965 On this day in history leo Spies, composer, dies at 65
1966 On this day in history last British concert by the Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)
1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational on May - 01.
1966 On this day in history radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting
1966 US troops shooting targets in Cambodia on this day in history.
1967 Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes President of Nicaragua on this day in history.
1967 On May - 01 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 this day in history.
1967 On May - 01 jelle Zijlstra becomes president of Netherlands Bank
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 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 May - 01.
1969 On this day in history pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting
1969 On May - 01 ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man), dies at 56
1971 Amtrak railroad begins operation on May - 01.