May 2 in Pop Culture History

May 2 in Pop Culture History

1536 – Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, was arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.

1611 – The King James Bible was published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.

1670 – Hudson’s Bay Company was chartered by King Charles II of England.

1775 – Benjamin Franklin completed the first scientific study and chart of the Gulf Stream.

1885 – Good Housekeeping magazine began publication.

1918 – General Motors acquired the Chevrolet Motor Company.

1960 – Dick Clark concluded his second day of testimony in the Payola scandal, saving his career. “Believe me this is not as unusual as it may seem. I think the crime I have committed, if any, is that I made a great deal of money in a short time on little investment. But that is the record business.”

1965 – The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1981 # 1 Hit May 2, 1981 – May 15, 1981: Sheena EastonMorning Train (Nine to Five)

1986 – The Citizens of Chernobyl were evacuated six days after the disaster

1987 # 1 Hit May 2, 1987 – May 15, 1987: Cutting Crew(I Just) Died in Your Arms

1982 – The Weather Channel began broadcasting in the US

2001 – 42nd Street (Broadway Musical) Opened on May 2, 2001 and Closed: January 2, 2005 (revival)

2005 – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Broadway Musical) Opened on May 2, 2005 and Closed: January 20, 2008

2008 – Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar

2008 – Marvel’s Iron Man was released in theaters.