ON THIS DAY IN RECENT HISTORY ~ MAY 2
1878 - US stops minting 20 cent coin.
1885 - "Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published.
1887 - Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
1890 - Territory of Oklahoma created..
1900 - George Bernard Shaws "You Never Can Tell," premieres in London
1908 - "Take me out to the Ball Game registered for copyright.
1918 - General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
1919 - 1st US air passenger service starts.
1932 - Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network).
Jack Benny NBC radio / Our Nostalgic Memories
1932 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (Good Earth).
1936 - Engelbert Humperdinck, British singer, (Release Me) is born.
1938 - Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket".
1938 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town).
1939 - Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2.
1941 - Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy.
1941 - Nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists.
1942 - Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma.
1945 - German Army in Italy surrenders.
1945 - Russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders.
1946 - The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.
1946 - Lesley Gore, Tenafly NJ, singer (It's My Party), is born.
Lesley Gore / Our Nostalgic Memories
1947 - Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC.
1949 - Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman."
1955 - Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof).
1956 - US Methodist church disallows race separation.
1956 - For the first time in "Billboard" chart history, five singles are in both the pop and the R&B top 10. The singles are Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel," Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes," Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally," the Platters' "Magic Touch," and Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers' "Why Do Fools Fall in Love."
1957 - Joseph McCarthy, senator, (b. 1908) dies.
1960 - Ben E. King leaves the Drifters and signs a deal with ATCO Records.
1964 - Beatles' "Beatles' 2nd Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for for 5 weeks.
1965 - The Rolling Stones make their second appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
The Rolling Stones / Our Nostalgic Memories
1968 - Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London.
1969 - British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to NY.
1970 - 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump).
1972 - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor, is born.
1972 - J Edgar Hoover, first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72) dies at 77.
1975 - Apple records closes down.
1977 - "King & I" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances.
1977 - Eric Clapton records "Wonderful Tonight."
Eric Clapton / Our Nostalgic Memories
1979 - 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell.
1979 - The Who perform their first concert after the death of Keith Moon. Kenney Jones, formerly of the Faces, is the new drummer.
1980 - Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa.
1980 - Pope John Paul II begins African tour.
1983 - 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga Calif.
1984 - "Sunday in the Park with George" opens at Booth NYC for 604 perfs.
1988 - Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump.
Pete Rose / Our Nostalgic Memories
1992 - Bonnie Raitt receives an honorary Doctor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music.
1993 - "5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 445 perfs.
1994 - Dr Kervokian found innocent on assisting suicides.
1994 - Michael Bolton found plagurized Isley Bros "Love is Wonderful Thing."
1997 - Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating.
1997 - Police arrest transsexual hooker Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy.
1998 - Loretta Lynn makes an announcement backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, that she intends to return to college and get a degree.
2000 - GPS access no longer restricted to the United States military.
2010 - Lynn Redgrave, British actress (b. 1943) dies.
Lynn Redgrave / Our Nostalgic Memories
2011 - Osama bin Laden is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
2011 - The 2011 E. coli outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people. dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.
2012 - Edvard Munch's famous painting 'The Scream' sells at auction for $119,922,500.
The Scream / Our Nostalgic Memories