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 This day in History - May 2
386 Historic Events for May 2
1946

Lesley Gore, Tenafly NJ, singer (It's My Party)

Birth
1947

Bill Lowery, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )

Birth
1947

Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC

Event
1948

Larry Gatlin, Seminole Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)

Birth
1949

Joey Phillips, percussionist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)

Birth
1949

Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"

Event
1949

Bolivian state of siege proclaimed

Event
1949

Don Newcombe, 1st start, shuts out Cincinnati on 5 hits to win 3-0

Event
1950

Dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not China PR

Event
1950

Carlo Terrons "Giuditta," premieres in Milan

Event
1950

Dutch 1st Chamber accept Laws on immigration

Event
1950

Lou Gramm, Rochester NY, rocker (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love Is)

Birth
1952

Christine Baranski, Buffalo NY, actress (Maryann-Cybill, Birdcage)

Birth
1952

1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music"

Event
1952

1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet

Event
1952

Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers

Event
1953

79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02

Event
1953

Feisal II installed as king of Iraq

Event
1953

Hussein I installed as king of Jordan

Event
1953

"Keith" Jamaal Wilkes, NBA forward (Golden State-Rookie of Yr 1975)

Birth
1954

Bulelani T Ngcuka, South African attorney/leader (UDF)

Birth
1954

Pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, dies at 82

Death
1954

Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader

Event
1955

WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1955

Tadeusz Jarecki, composer, dies at 66

Death