On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Queen Mary I of Scotland escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket A-Tasket" with drummer Chick Webb at Decca Studio.
Tony Blair is elected prime minister of the United Kingdom, becoming the youngest person elected since 1812. He will hold the position for 10 years.
"American Bandstand" host Dick Clark survives the Payola scandal after testifying in front of Congress for two days.
Baseball player Pete Rose is suspended from play for 30 days after pushing an umpire during an argument.
Nelson Mandela declares victory for the African National Congress and becomes the president of South Africa in the country’s first democratic elections.
Born on This Day
Born: May 2, 1975
Age: 38 years old
Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Soccer Player
1985 | 28 years old
Race Car Driver
1936 | 77 years old
Born: May 2, 1972
Age: 41 years old
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Athlete
1903 | 94 years old
Medical Professional, Journalist
1985 | 28 years old
Died on This Day
Died: May 2, 2010
Age: 67 years old
Place: Kent, Connecticut , United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
U.S. Representative / 1908 - 1957Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that communists had infiltrated the U.S. State Department. He became chair of the Senate's subcommittee on investigations.
1957 | 48 years old
Mathematician, Artist, Inventor, Musician, Writer / 1452 - 1519
Leonardo da Vinci was a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who's known for his enduring works "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa."
1519 | 67 years old
Mathematician, Artist, Inventor, ...
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profile name: Anne Boleyn profile occupation: Queen
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profile name: Dick Clark profile occupation: Television Personality
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profile name: Nelson Mandela profile occupation: Writer
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