Historical Events In May - 03
Friday, 07 August 2020
1961 Maurice [Jean Jacques] Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1962 Express train crashed into wreckage of a commuter train and a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan) on May - 03.
1963 Martin Luther King Jr delivers his "I have a dream" speech on this day in history.
1963 On May - 03 over 1,600 residents of Hay River and Fort Simpson airlifted to safety after towns struck by flooding; the townsites will be moved to higher ground.
1964 On May - 03 diana Wynyard, dies at 58
1965 On this day in history cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the US
1965 In El Salvador a 6.0 earthquake left 125 persons dead, about 500 injured, and an estimated 48,000 homeless on May - 03.
1965 On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era)
1965 On May - 03 the first use of satellite TV, Today Show on the Early Bird Satellite
1965 On this day in history howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76
1966 Wylie Watson, dies at 77 on May - 03.
1967 Black students seize finance building at Northwestern University on this day in history.
1968 Holland Pirate Radio Station VRON becomes Radio Veronica International on this day in history.
1968 Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneyev, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.
1969 Imre Vincze, composer, dies at 42 on this day in history.
1970 On May - 03 candelario Huizar, composer, dies at 82
1971 On May - 03 erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
1971 Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days on May - 03.
1971 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Toland (Rising Sun) on May - 03.
1972 Bruce Cabot, actor (Diamonds are Forever), dies at 68 on May - 03.
1973 On this day in history chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building (443 meters), topped out
1975 Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross), dies at 78 on May - 03.
1976 Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift) on this day in history.
1976 David Bruce, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1978 On May - 03 "Sun Day" - solar energy events are held in US
1978 On May - 03 anderlecht wins 18th Europe Cup II
1978 On May - 03 last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
1978 On this day in history west Indies all set to lose cricket test vs Australia at Kingston till riots end game
1978 Wim van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first female prime minister on May - 03.
1979 The Yukon River submerges Dawson under more than two metres of water; downtown declared a disaster area on May - 03.
1979 Erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Nurse Choate-Peyton Place), dies at 76 on May - 03.
1982 On May - 03 aBC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)
1982 On this day in history new York Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget