May 3 in History

May 3 in Pop Culture History

May 3 is…
Chocolate Custard Day
Garden Meditation Day
Lumpy Rug Day
Paranormal 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
Sun Day
Wordsmith 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 SevilleWitch Doctor

1960 – The Off-Broadway musical comedy The Fantasticks opened in New York City’s Greenwich Village.

1975 # 1 Hit May 3, 1975 – May 23, 1975: Tony Orlando and DawnHe Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)

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 PalmerAddicted 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 MajorLollipop


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