Historical Events In May - 01
Sunday, 25 July 2021
1959 On May - 01 floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1959 Streetcars in Ottawa replaced by buses on May - 01.
1959 West Germany introduces 5 day work week on May - 01.
1959 Oscar Torp, Norwegian premier, dies on May - 01.
1960 CIA agent Francis Gary Powers, piloting an American U-2 reconnaissance plane, is shot down over the Soviet Union near Sverdiovsk on May - 01.
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 May - 01.
1960 On May - 01 pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis
1961 On this day in history fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
1961 On May - 01 pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)
1961 Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain on May - 01.
1961 On May - 01 the first US airplane hijacked to Cuba
1962 JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA) on this day in history.
1962 On May - 01 the first French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara
1963 Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands on May - 01.
1963 The first American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest on May - 01.
1964 On this day in history 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 May - 01 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 Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting on May - 01.
1966 On May - 01 uS troops shooting targets in Cambodia
1967 Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes President of Nicaragua on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history elvis Presley &Pricilla Beaulieu wed in Las Vegas
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 On May - 01 jelle Zijlstra becomes president of Netherlands Bank
1967 On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (The Fixer)
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 On May - 01 43 Unification church couples wed in NYC
1969 On this day in history pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting
1969 Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man), dies at 56 on May - 01.
1971 Amtrak railroad begins operation on this day in history.