Historical Events In May - 01
Wednesday, 22 March 2023
1959 Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
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 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 May - 01.
1960 Gary Powers, in a U2 spy plane, shot down and captured by the USSR on May - 01.
1960 On this day in history india's Bombay state split into Gujarat &Maharashtra states
1960 Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis on this day in history.
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 On this day in history tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain
1961 The first US airplane hijacked to Cuba on this day in history.
1962 On May - 01 jFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)
1962 The first French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara on this day in history.
1963 On May - 01 indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands
1963 On May - 01 the first American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest
1964 The first BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth) on May - 01.
1965 On May - 01 uSSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon
1965 On May - 01 leo Spies, composer, dies at 65
1966 On May - 01 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 May - 01 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 Elvis Presley &Pricilla Beaulieu wed in Las Vegas on this day in history.
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 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 May - 01.
1968 On this day in history harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
1969 On May - 01 43 Unification church couples wed in NYC
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.
1971 Amtrak railroad begins operation on May - 01.
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