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 This day in History - May 3
388 Historic Events for May 3
1958

84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05

Event
1959

Ben Elton, London UK, actor (Stark, Friday Night Live)

Birth
1959

Tiger's Charlie Maxwell hits 4 consecutive HRs in a doubleheader

Event
1959

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Land of the Sky Golf Tournament

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1959

David Ball, Blackpool, rock keyboardist (Soft Cell)

Birth
1960

Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks," premieres in NYC

Event
1961

Warren Spahn pitches a 2 hitter after pitching a no hitter

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1961

Maurice [Jean Jacques] Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, dies at 53

Death
1962

Anthony Gilligan, Penrith NSW, Australasia golfer

Birth
1962

Express train crashed into wreckage of a commuter train and a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan)

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1963

Martin Luther King Jr delivers his "I have a dream" speech

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1963

Leslie Narum is only Balt Oriole to homer on his 1st at bat

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1963

Jeff Hornacek, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)

Birth
1964

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational

Event
1964

Diana Wynyard, dies at 58

Death
1964

Ron Hextall, Winnipeg, NHL goalie (Phila Flyers, NY Islanders)

Birth
1965

Pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era)

Event
1965

1st use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite

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1965

Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the US

Event
1965

Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat/genealogist, dies at 75

Death
1965

KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast

Event
1965

3rd Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 2-1 in 10

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1965

Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (LA Calif)

Event
1965

Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76

Death
1966

Paul Stevenson, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)

Birth