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 This day in History - May 5
406 Historic Events for May 5
1947

Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 and causes $850M in damage

Event
1947

Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)

Event
1948

Belgian govt of Spaak resigns

Event
1948

1st air squadron of jets aboard a carrier

Event
1948

Bill Ward, Birmingham England, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath)

Birth
1948

Frank Esier-Smith, rocker

Birth
1949

Anna Bergman, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Agent 69)

Birth
1949

Council of Europe forms

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1949

Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame

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1949

Maurice Maeterlinck, Belg playwright (Grand Fairie, Nobel 1911), dies

Death
1949

Statue of Council of Europe drawn

Event
1949

KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1950

Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer (Mouth and MacNeal, I See a Star)

Birth
1950

Phumiphon Abundet crowned as king Rama IX of Thailand

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1951

Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54

Death
1951

77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6

Event
1951

"Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 perfs

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1951

Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)

Birth
1952

Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)

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1952

Louis Cortelezzi, rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille)

Birth
1952

Ron Necciai of Pitts Pirate's Bristol Twins Class D farm team, strikes out 27, as he no-hits Welch Minors, 4 Minors do reach base

Event
1953

Billy Burnette, Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)

Birth
1954

Military coup by general Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay

Event
1954

Angelo Kimball, Boston Mass, rock guitarist (Face To Face)

Birth
1954

Dagmar W”hrl, German FR, Miss Germany (1977)

Birth