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 This day in History - May 7
388 Historic Events for May 7
1948

Peter Wingfield, Wales, rocker/actor (Methos-Highlander)

Birth
1948

Nazi collaborator V-Mann Antonius van de Waals sentence to death

Event
1949

75th Kentucky Derby: Steve Brooks aboard Ponder wins in 2:04.2

Event
1949

Stuart Marshall, director (Desire)

Birth
1949

Marilyn Cole, Portsmouth England, playmate of the year (Jan, 1972)

Birth
1950

Prairie Prince, rocker (Tubes)

Birth
1950

Janis Ian, [Fink], NYC, rock vocalist (At 17, Society's Child)

Birth
1951

Robert Hegyes, NJ, actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter)

Birth
1951

Warner Baxter, dies at 62

Death
1951

David Whitton, campaigner

Birth
1951

Intl Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics

Event
1951

Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)

Event
1952

Amy Heckerling, Bronx, dir (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless)

Birth
1952

Derek Taylor, rocker (Let it Be, Beatles Anthology)

Birth
1953

Ormerod Pearse, cricketer (55 runs and 3 wkts in 3 Tests for S Af), dies

Death
1953

Record 537-kg swordfish is caught by LE Marron, in Chile

Event
1953

"Can Can" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 892 performances

Event
1954

French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu

Event
1954

US, Great-Britain and France reject Russian membership in NATO

Event
1955

USSR signs peace treaty with France and Great-Britain

Event
1955

81st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Swaps wins in 2:01.8

Event
1955

Peter Reckell, Elkhart, actor (Days of our Lifes)

Birth
1955

West Europe Union established

Event
1956

Pulitzer prize awarded to Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Event
1956

NY Giant Bill White, homers in his 1st at bat

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