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 This day in History - May 2
386 Historic Events for May 2
1929

Sydney Gedye, cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964)

Birth
1930

Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights

Event
1932

Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (Good Earth)

Event
1932

Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)

Event
1932

Bruce Glover, Chicago Ill, actor (Diamonds are Forever)

Birth
1932

Kees de Galan, Dutch economist

Birth
1932

Malcolm Leyland Lipkin, composer

Birth
1933

Bunk Gardner, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)

Birth
1933

In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions

Event
1934

Nazi-Germany begins People's court

Event
1935

Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58)/son of Ghasi I

Birth
1935

Link Wray, rocker (Link Wray and His Ray Men)

Birth
1935

Hussain ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1952- )

Birth
1936

Michael Rabin, NYC, violinist (In Memorium)

Birth
1936

Quinn Redeker, Woodstock Ill, actor (Dan Raven, Young and Restless)

Birth
1936

Emperor Haile Selassie and family flee Abyssinia

Event
1936

62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6

Event
1936

"Peter and Wolf" premieres in Moscow

Event
1937

Lorenzo Music, Bkln NY, writer/actor/voice (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield)

Birth
1937

Gisela Elsner, writer

Birth
1937

Arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73

Death
1938

Constantine Bereng Seeiso, king Moshushoe II of Lesotho

Birth
1938

Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town)

Event
1938

Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"

Event
1939

Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2

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