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May 3rd In Pop Culture History

1375 BC -The first recorded eclipse occurred, noted in the area know 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 becme the first to land a plane on the North Pole.

1958 # 1 Hit May 3, 1958 - May 16, 1958: David Seville - Witch 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 Dawn - He 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 18:1shot Ferdinand, becamethe oldest jockey ever to win the Kentucky Derby.

1986 # 1 Hit May 3, 1986 - May 9, 1986: Robert Palmer - Addicted 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 Major - Lollipop

May 3rd Celebrity Birthdays

Ponder This:

Frankie Valli (1937)
Sugar Ray Robinson (1921)
James Brown (1933 - 2006)
Dule Hill (1975)
Golda Meir (1898)
Cheryl Burke (1984)
Christopher Cross (1951)
Pete Seeger (1919)
May Astor (1906)
Bing Crosby (1903 - 1977)
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

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