2021 May

May 2: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on May 2

May 2nd is also known as International Astronomy Day and Baby Day.

We’re now on the 122nd day of the year, and have 243 days left.

If you were born on May 2, your star sign is Taurus.

If this day is important to you, you should know what happened on this day, with these interesting facts & historical events.

Did you know that on this day in 1918, General Motors bought the Chevrolet Motor Company? The deal was orchestrated by Billy Durant who had founded both companies.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 2nd in history!

What Happened On May 2 In History?

2011

The FBI’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, was killed by the US Navy Seals and CIA operatives in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

US President Barack Obama ordered the covert operation.
1967

The Stanley Cup Finals took place with the Toronto Maple Leafs beating the Montreal Canadiens.

OTD in 1967: The Stanley Cup Finals took place with the Toronto Maple Leafs beating the Montreal Canadiens.
Terry Sawchuk prevented 41 shots from the opposing team, resulting in their victory.
1957

An assassination attempt was made on Gangster Frank Costello.

As Frank Costello was arriving home, a man followed him into the lobby where Costello was shot in the head. The bullet curved around his skull from his ear to his neck and exited without any mortal damage.
1945

The Battle of Berlin ended, with German forces conceding as the Soviet army took Berlin.

1920

The first game of the Negro National League was played at Washington Park in Indianapolis.

1918

General Motors bought the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.

1908

Take Me Out to the Ball Game was copyrighted.

The US Copyright office received two copies of this new song for copyright. It was written by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, neither of which had ever attended a baseball game before writing. It has since become the official anthem of Northern American baseball.
1890

The territory of Oklahoma was incorporated.

1885

The first ever magazine issue of “Good Housekeeping” was published.

1878

American Congress eliminated the twenty cent coin.

OTD in 1878: American Congress eliminated the twenty cent coin.
1780

William Herschel discovered the first binary star.

Named Xi Ursae Majoris, this star system was the first of its kind to be discovered. A binary star system is two stars which orbit around their common center of mass.

Did you know that on this day, May 2nd 1918, General Motors bought the Chevrolet Motor Company?