May 3 in Pop Culture History
|May 3 is…
Chocolate Custard Day
Garden Meditation Day
Lumpy Rug Day
World Press Freedom Day
Public Radio Day
Raspberry Popover Day (Raspberry Tart Day)
SAN Architect Day
Specially-abled Pets Day (Also known as Disabled Pets Day)
National Textiles Day
Two Different Colored Shoes Day
1375 BC -The first recorded eclipse occurred in the area known as Syria.
1802 – Washington, District of Columbia, was incorporated as a city.
1937 – Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
1951 – The Senate Armed Forces and Foreign Relations Committees began hearings of General Douglas MacArthur.
1952 – The Kentucky Derby was televised nationally for the first time, on CBS.
1952 – Flying US Air Force C-47, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph O. Fletcher and Lieutenant Colonel William P. Benedict became the first to land a plane on the North Pole.
1958 # 1 Hit May 3, 1958 – May 16, 1958: David Seville – Witch Doctor
1960 – The Off-Broadway musical comedy The Fantasticks opened in New York City’s Greenwich Village.
1977 – British journalist David Frost interviewed former President Richard Nixon.
1980 – 13-year-old Cari Lightner of Fair Oaks, California, was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Her mother, Candy Lightner, later founded the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
1986 – 54-year-old Willie Shoemaker, riding 18:1 shot Ferdinand, became the oldest jockey ever to win the Kentucky Derby.
1986 # 1 Hit May 3, 1986 – May 9, 1986: Robert Palmer – Addicted to Love
1991- The final episode of Dallas was broadcast on the CBS network; it was resurrected 21 years later on TNT.
1997 # 1 Hit May 3, 1997 – May 23, 1997: The Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize
2003 – New Hampshire’s famous Old Man of the Mountain collapsed.
2007 – Nearly 4-year-old Madeleine McCann of Rothley, England, disappeared during a family vacation at a resort in southern Portugal.
2008 # 1 Hit May 3, 2008 – May 23, 2008: Lil Wayne featuring Static Major – Lollipop