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 This day in History - May 5
406 Historic Events for May 5
1961

Alan Shepard becomes 1st American in space (aboard Freedom 7)

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1962

West Side Story soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album

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1962

LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0

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1962

88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4

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1962

Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies

Death
1963

Jacobus JP Old, architect/co-founder (Stijl), dies at 73

Death
1963

Heinrich Gebhard, composer, dies

Death
1963

Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

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1964

Separatists riot in Quebec

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1964

Ulrich Wilson, soccer player (FC Volendam)

Birth
1964

Lorraine McIntosh, British pop singer (Deacon Blue-Fellow Hoodlums)

Birth
1964

Heike Henkel, German FR, world record indoor high jumper (1992)

Birth
1965

Paul Frase, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Birth
1965

1st large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam

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1966

Mike Stapleton, Sarnia, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)

Birth
1966

Borussia Dortmund wins 6th Europe Cup II

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1966

Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2

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1966

Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

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1967

Brad Baxter, NFL fullback (NY Jets)

Birth
1967

Charles Nagy, Fairfield CT, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)

Birth
1968

Robert David Burns, Mission Hills CA, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-5th)

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1968

Tim Neilsen, cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991)

Birth
1968

Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)

Birth
1968

Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

Birth
1968

Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

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