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 This day in History - May 1
545 Historic Events for May 1
1976

102nd Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Bold Forbes wins in 2:01.6

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1977

Empress Lilly dedicated

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1977

Debbie Austin wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic

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1977

Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:35:15.4)

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1977

Anna Louise Wilson, Dunedin NZ, 100m breast stroke (Olympics-96)

Birth
1978

1st black mayor of New Orleans (Ernest Morial) inaugurated

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1978

Naomi Uemura became 1st to reach North Pole overland alone

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1978

Aram Katchaturian, Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74

Death
1978

MVV soccer team forms in Maastricht

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1979

Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)

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1979

Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel

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1979

Kimberly Grigsby, Miss Virginia Teen USA (1997)

Birth
1979

Marshall Islands (in Pacific) become self-governing

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1979

Berkeley Bertram McGarrell Gaskin, cricketer (2 Tests for WI), dies

Death
1979

Jennifer Botterill, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

Birth
1980

"Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden NYC for 588 perf

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1980

15th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins

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1980

Sabres and Islanders play to 1:20 of 5th period in a playoff

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1980

Amer Book Award: William Styron (Sophie Choice)/T Wolfe (Right Stuff)

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1981

Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) convicted on FBI Abscam charges

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1981

Billie Jean King admits to a lesbian affair with Marilyn Barnett

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1981

Clarence A Bacote, historian/political scientist, dies at 75

Death
1981

Peter Huchel, writer, dies at 78

Death
1981

Radio Shack releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3

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1982

Gene Sheldon, actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72

Death