Historical Events In May - 01
Wednesday, 19 January 2022
1959 On May - 01 floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1959 On May - 01 streetcars in Ottawa replaced by buses.
1959 On May - 01 west Germany introduces 5 day work week
1959 Oscar Torp, Norwegian premier, dies on this day in history.
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 May - 01.
1960 India's Bombay state split into Gujarat &Maharashtra states on May - 01.
1960 Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
1961 Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) on this day in history.
1961 On May - 01 tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain
1961 On this day in history the first US airplane hijacked to Cuba
1962 On this day in history jFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)
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 The first American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest on this day in history.
1964 The first BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth) on May - 01.
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 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 this day in history.
1966 On May - 01 uS troops shooting targets in Cambodia
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 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 Legoland, in Denmark, opens on this day in history.
1968 Harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71 on May - 01.
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 Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man), dies at 56 on this day in history.
1971 Amtrak railroad begins operation on this day in history.