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May 2nd is the 122nd day of the year (123rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 243 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about May 2nd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 2nd
1729 Catherine the Great (Empress of Russia)
1881 Alexander Kerensky (second Prime Minister of the Russian Provisional Government in 1917)
1890 E. E. Smith (author)
1903 Benjamin Spock (pediatrician, author)
1915 Peggy Mount (actress)
1935 Faisal II (King of Iraq 1939-1958)
1936 Engelbert Humperdinck (singer)
1945 Bianca Jagger (political campaigner)
1946 David Suchet (actor)
1949 Alan Titchmarsh (broadcaster, author)
1950 Lou Gramm (singer - Foreigner)
1955 Donatella Versace (fashion designer)
1961 Phil Vickery (chef)
1962 Jimmy White (snooker player)
1969 Brian Lara (cricket player)
1972 Dwayne Johnson (wrestler, actor)
1975 David Beckham (soccer player)
1985 Lily Allen
2016 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (British royal)
May 2nd in History
1536 Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
1568 Mary Queen of Scots escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
1611 King James Bible is published in London.
1885 King Leopold II of Belgium creates the Congo Free State.
1918 General Motors acquires Chevrolet Motor Company.
1933 Adolf Hitler bans trade unions in Germany.
1969 The ocean liner, QE2, sails on her maiden voyage.
1982 In the Falklands War, British submarine, HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser, General Belgrano.
1997 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial dedicated in Washington D.C.
1998 European Central Bank founded.
2000 US President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access will no longer be restricted to the US military.
2011 Osama bin Laden is killed by US special forces.
May 2nd is also
Flag Day (Poland)
Feast of Saint Waldebert (Catholicism)
People born on May 2nd are Taurus
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