2nd May

Born on this Day 2nd May
1887 Vernon Castle
1892 Baron Manfred Von Richthofen
1916 Peggy Mount
1936 Englebert Humperdinck
1945 Bianca Jagger
1946 David Suchet
1947 James Dyson
1949 Alan Titchmarsh
1950 Lou Gramm
1962 Jimmy White
1969 Brian Lara
1975 David Beckham

Died on this Day
1519 Leonardo Da Vinci
1972 J.Edgar Hoover
1999 Oliver Reed

Music

1964 The Beatles had 3 albums in the US Top 4, with ‘The Beatles Second Album’ at number 1, ‘Meet The Beatles’ at number 2 and ‘Introducing The Beatles’ in the number 4 slot.

1979 The Who’s film ‘Quadrophenia’ was premiered in London and the group performed their first show with drummer Kenny Jones. It wasalso their first gig since the death of Keith Moon.

Sport

1983 Steve Davis won the World Snooker Championship, beating Cliff Thorburn of Canada by 18 frames to 6.

1988 Steve Davis won the World Snooker Championship for the 5th time, with an 18-11 victory over Welsh player Terry Griffiths.

1992 Luton were relegated from the First Division after losing by 2 goals to 1 at Notts County.

1992 Jimmy White swept into the final of the World Snooker Championships after beating Alan McManus by 16 frames to 7 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

1993 Manchester United won the Premier League championship after Aston Villa lost 1-0 to Oldham Athletic. It was the club’s first championship win since 1967.

People & Showbiz

1995 The National Council for Voluntary Organisations said that the Government should make up the estimated £57 million loss that charities had suffered as a result of the National Lottery.

General Events

1968 Britain’s first liver transplant was carried out in a Cambridge hospital.

1988 An aircraft door landed in a garden in Pinner, north-west London, when it dropped from the under carriage of a Boeing 727 approaching Heathrow Airport.

1989 Hungary began to destroy its border fence with Austria.

1990 A mugger relieved 58 year old John Goddard, a messenger for a City money-broking firm, of his suitcase which contained 292 bearer bonds worth £1 million each.

1995 Birmingham was named Britain’s cleanest city in a competition sponsored by the British Cleaning Council.

1997 Following yesterday’s election victory, Tony Blair was officially sworn in as the new Prime Minister by the Queen and John Major resigned as leader of the Conservative party.

1997 Yoichiro lino, the Mayor of Kitakata, announced he was to cut his own pay by 50% for six months as a punishment to himself for peeping into a lady’s bathroom.

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