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 This day in History - May 1
545 Historic Events for May 1
1982

108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4

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1982

Nordiques 4-Isles 5 (OT)-semifinals-Isles hold 3-0 lead

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1982

1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee opens

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1983

V N Swamy, Indian cricket pace bowler (without distinction), dies

Death
1983

Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament

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1983

"My One and Only" opens at St James Theater NYC for 767 performances

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1983

Nolan Ryan surpasses Walter Johnson for most strikeouts (3,508)

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1984

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1984

Gordon Jenkins, orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 73

Death
1984

Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

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1985

William Hoffman's "As Is," premieres in NYC

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1985

US president Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua

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1985

"Communist" bomb attack kills 2 firemen in Brussels

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1986

Bill Elliott sets stock car speed record of 212.229 mph

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1986

Tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap

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1986

Will Stegers expedition reaches North Pole

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1987

Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun

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1987

46 HRs hit in 13 baseball games

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1988

"Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 perfs

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1988

Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

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1988

IRA attack in Roermond, kills 3

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1988

Carroll Righter, astrologer, dies at 88 of postrate cancer

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1988

Paolo Stoppa, actor (Garibaldi, Visit, Freedom Fighters), dies

Death
1989

135 acre Disney's MGM studio officially opens to public

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1989

Jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days

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