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May 2

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999NFL quarterback John Elway announces his retirement, after 16 seasons with the Denver Broncos.
 
1997Real estate tycoon Donald Trump, 50, and second wife Marla Maples, 33, announce their separation.
 
1994A jury finds that singer Michael Bolton's 1991 pop hit Love is A Wonderful Thing infringes on the copyright of a 1964 Isley Brothers song of the same name.
 
1986The Expo 86 world's fair opens in Vancouver, Canada, and runs through October 13th.
 
1982The Argentine cruiser General Belgrano is torpedoed by the British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 Argentine sailors during the Falklands War.
 

1972
J. Edgar Hoover
 FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover dies in his sleep at age 72.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1972A fire at the Sunshine silver mine near Kellogg, ID, results in the death of 92 miners. More...
 
1954St. Louis Cardinals slugger Stan 'The Man' Musial sets a major league baseball record by hitting five home runs in a single day of play (double header against the NY Giants).
 
1945Berlin surrenders to Russian troops during WWII.
 
1939Lou Gehrig, baseball's 'Iron Horse,' sets a major league baseball record by playing in his 2,130th consecutive game.
 
1885The first issue of Good Housekeeping magazine is published.
 
1876Ross Barnes, of the Chicago White Stockings, hits the first home run in major league baseball history, in a game against the Cincinnati Red Stockings.
 
1670  The Hudson's Bay Company receives a charter from King Charles II of England to open the North American fur trade.
 
1519Italian author-painter-architect-inventor Leonardo da Vinci dies in Cloux, France, at age 67.
 

Born today:

1972  Dwayne Johnson ('The Rock') - wrestler, actor

1950  Lou Gramm - rock singer (Foreigner)

1948  Larry Gatlin - country singer, guitarist (The Gatlin Brothers)

1946  Leslie Gore - singer

1945  Bianca Jagger - actress, model; former wife of rocker Mick Jagger

1945  Goldy McJohn - keyboardist (Steppenwolf)

1937  Lorenzo Music - actor (voice of Garfield)

1936  Engelbert Humperdinck - singer

1935  Link Wray - guitarist (power chord inventor)

1924  Theodore Bikel - singer, actor

1921  Satyajit Ray - film director

1904  Bing Crosby - singer, actor

1903  Benjamin Spock - pediatrician, author

1902  Brian Aherne - actor

1895  Lorenz Hart - composer, lyricist (Rodgers & Hart)

1729  Catherine II (Catherine the Great) - Empress of Russia

1686  Gabriel Fahrenheit - physicist, developed the Fahrenheit temperature scale

1660  Alessandro Scarlatti - composer

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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