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 This day in History - May 7
388 Historic Events for May 7
1962

Robbie Knievel, daredevil, son of Evel (Chips Something Special)

Birth
1962

Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960)

Event
1962

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

Event
1963

SETC Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles (10,800 km))

Event
1963

Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champ

Event
1964

Ronnie Harmon, NFL running back (SD Chargers, Tennessee Oilers)

Birth
1964

Mustapha Zerqti, Moroccan/Neth writer (Ihtidaar hub fi el-mahd)

Birth
1964

Leslie O'Neal, NFL defensive end (SD Chargers, St Louis Rams)

Birth
1965

Reuben Davis, NFL defensive tackle (SD Chargers)

Birth
1965

WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1966

92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02

Event
1966

Mamas and Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1

Event
1966

Yankees fire manager Johnny Keene

Event
1966

Anderson Cummins, cricketer (in Packer's Valley Barbados and WI quickie)

Birth
1967

Carol Mann wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

Event
1967

Judith Evelyn, dies of cancer at 54

Death
1968

Joe King, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)

Birth
1968

Lurleen Burns, wife of George Wallace/gov of Alabama, dies at 41

Death
1969

Katerina Maleeva, Bulgaria, tennis player (US Open Junior 1984)

Birth
1969

Melanie Valerio, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1969

Lt General Robert E Cushman, Jr, USMC, becomes deputy director of CIA

Event
1969

2nd ABA championship: Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1

Event
1970

Carlos Estrada, composer, dies at 60

Death
1970

Sebastien Britten, Brossard Que, figure skater (1995 Canadian Champ)

Birth
1970

"Long and Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release

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