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2nd of May 1194 EVENT King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
2nd of May 1230 EVENT William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
2nd of May 1335 EVENT Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia.
2nd of May 1536 EVENT Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
2nd of May 1559 EVENT John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation.
2nd of May 1568 EVENT Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
2nd of May 1611 EVENT King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
2nd of May 1670 EVENT King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
2nd of May 1672 EVENT John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
2nd of May 1757 EVENT End of Konbaung-Hanthawaddy War, and end of Burmese Civil War (1740 : 1757)
2nd of May 1808 EVENT Outbreak of the Peninsular War: The people of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation. Francisco de Goya later memorializes this event in his painting The Second of May 1808.
2nd of May 1816 EVENT Marriage of Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta.
2nd of May 1829 EVENT After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
2nd of May 1863 EVENT American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later.
2nd of May 1866 EVENT Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
2nd of May 1876 EVENT The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.
2nd of May 1879 EVENT The Spanish Socialist Worker's Party is founded in Casa Labra Pub (city of Madrid) by the historical Spanish workers' leader Pablo Iglesias.
2nd of May 1885 EVENT Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time.
2nd of May 1885 EVENT Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
2nd of May 1885 EVENT The Congo Free State is established by King Leopold II of Belgium.
2nd of May 1889 EVENT Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs a treaty of amity with Italy, which gives Italy control over Eritrea.
2nd of May 1906 EVENT Closing ceremony of the Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece.
2nd of May 1918 EVENT General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
2nd of May 1920 EVENT The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.
2nd of May 1932 EVENT Comedian Jack Benny's radio show airs for the first time.
2nd of May 1933 EVENT Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
2nd of May 1941 EVENT Following the coup d'etat against Iraq Crown Prince 'Abd al-Ilah earlier that year, the United Kingdom launches the Anglo-Iraqi War to restore him to power.
2nd of May 1945 EVENT World War II: Fall of Berlin: The Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag building.
2nd of May 1945 EVENT World War II: Italian Campaign : General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signs the official instrument of surrender of all Wehrmacht forces in Italy.
2nd of May 1945 EVENT World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wobbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.
2nd of May 1946 EVENT The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.
2nd of May 1952 EVENT The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.
2nd of May 1955 EVENT Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
2nd of May 1963 EVENT Berthold Seliger launches a rocket with three stages and a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres near Cuxhaven. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.
2nd of May 1964 EVENT Vietnam War: An explosion sinks the USS Card while docked at Saigon. Viet Cong forces are suspected of placing a bomb on the ship.
2nd of May 1964 EVENT First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
2nd of May 1969 EVENT The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
2nd of May 1972 EVENT In the early morning hours a fire broke out at the Sunshine mine located between Kellogg and Wallace, ID, killing 91 workers.
2nd of May 1982 EVENT Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.
2nd of May 1994 EVENT In a bus disaster in Poland, 32 people die.
2nd of May 1995 EVENT During the Croatian War of Independence, Serb forces fire cluster bombs at Zagreb, killing 7 and wounding over 175 civilians.
2nd of May 1998 EVENT The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.
2nd of May 1999 EVENT Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
2nd of May 2000 EVENT President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
2nd of May 2002 EVENT Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala.
2nd of May 2004 EVENT Yelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria.
2nd of May 2008 EVENT Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.
2nd of May 2008 EVENT Chaiten Volcano begins erupting in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.
2nd of May 2011 EVENT Osama Bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man, is killed by US Special Forces.
2nd of May 1360 BIRTHDAY Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)
2nd of May 1451 BIRTHDAY Rene II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)
2nd of May 1458 BIRTHDAY Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)
2nd of May 1551 BIRTHDAY William Camden, English historian (d. 1623)
2nd of May 1601 BIRTHDAY Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit scholar (d. 1680)
2nd of May 1660 BIRTHDAY Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer (d. 1725)
2nd of May 1695 BIRTHDAY Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)
2nd of May 1702 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)
2nd of May 1729 BIRTHDAY Catherine II of Russia, Empress of Russia (d. 1796)
2nd of May 1737 BIRTHDAY William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)
2nd of May 1740 BIRTHDAY Elias Boudinot, President of the American Continental Congress (d. 1821)
2nd of May 1750 BIRTHDAY John Andre, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War (d. 1780)
2nd of May 1772 BIRTHDAY Novalis, German writer (d. 1801)
2nd of May 1773 BIRTHDAY Henrik Steffens, Norwegian philosopher (d. 1845)
2nd of May 1802 BIRTHDAY Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (d. 1870)
2nd of May 1806 BIRTHDAY Catherine Laboure, French visionary and saint (d. 1876)
2nd of May 1808 BIRTHDAY Emma Wedgwood, English naturalist, wife of Charles Darwin, (d. 1896)
2nd of May 1810 BIRTHDAY Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer (d. 1874)
2nd of May 1828 BIRTHDAY Desire Charnay, French archaeologist (d. 1915)
2nd of May 1843 BIRTHDAY Elijah McCoy, Canadian-born Inventor (d. 1929)
2nd of May 1859 BIRTHDAY Jerome Klapka Jerome, English writer (d. 1927)
2nd of May 1860 BIRTHDAY Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist/Zionist (d. 1904)
2nd of May 1865 BIRTHDAY Clyde Fitch, American playwright (d. 1909)
2nd of May 1867 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Morello, Sicilian-American gangster (d. 1930)
2nd of May 1873 BIRTHDAY Jurgis Baltrusaitis, Lithuanian poet (d. 1944)
2nd of May 1879 BIRTHDAY James F. Byrnes, American statesman, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1972)
2nd of May 1881 BIRTHDAY Alexander Kerensky, Russian politician (d. 1970)
2nd of May 1885 BIRTHDAY Hedda Hopper, American gossip columnist (d. 1966)
2nd of May 1886 BIRTHDAY Gottfried Benn, German author (d. 1956)
2nd of May 1887 BIRTHDAY Eddie Collins, American baseball player (d. 1951)
2nd of May 1887 BIRTHDAY Vernon Castle, English dancer (d. 1918)
2nd of May 1889 BIRTHDAY Ki Hajar Dewantara, Indonesian education pioneer and national hero (d. 1959)
2nd of May 1890 BIRTHDAY E. E. Smith, American writer (d. 1965)
2nd of May 1892 BIRTHDAY Manfred von Richthofen, German World War I pilot : the Red Baron (d. 1918)
2nd of May 1894 BIRTHDAY Joseph Henry Woodger, British theoretical biologist (d. 1981)
2nd of May 1895 BIRTHDAY Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (d. 1943)
2nd of May 1896 BIRTHDAY Helen of Greece and Denmark, queen of Romania (d. 1982)
2nd of May 1897 BIRTHDAY J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985)
2nd of May 1898 BIRTHDAY Henry Hall, British bandleader (d. 1989)
2nd of May 1903 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author (d. 1998)
2nd of May 1906 BIRTHDAY Philippe Halsman, American photographer (d. 1979)
2nd of May 1906 BIRTHDAY Aileen Riggin, American swimmer (d. 2002)
2nd of May 1907 BIRTHDAY Pinky Lee, American vaudeville performer (d. 1993)
2nd of May 1910 BIRTHDAY Alexander Bonnyman, U.S. Marine (d. 1943)
2nd of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Axel Casar Springer, German publisher (d. 1985)
2nd of May 1913 BIRTHDAY Nigel Patrick, English actor (d. 1981)
2nd of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Doris Fisher, American songwriter (d. 2003)
2nd of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Peggy Mount, English actress (d. 2001)
2nd of May 1917 BIRTHDAY Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder
2nd of May 1920 BIRTHDAY Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (d. 2004)
2nd of May 1920 BIRTHDAY Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian writer and ecological activist (d. 2000)
2nd of May 1921 BIRTHDAY Satyajit Ray, Indian director (d. 1992)
2nd of May 1922 BIRTHDAY Serge Reggiani, Italian-born French singer and actor (d. 2004)
2nd of May 1922 BIRTHDAY A.M. Rosenthal, Canadian-born newspaper editor (d. 2006)
2nd of May 1924 BIRTHDAY Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer (d. 2004)
2nd of May 1924 BIRTHDAY Theodore Bikel, Austrian-born actor and singer
2nd of May 1925 BIRTHDAY John Neville, English theatre and film actor
2nd of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (d. 2007)
2nd of May 1926 BIRTHDAY Gerard D. Levesque, Quebec politician (d. 1993)
2nd of May 1927 BIRTHDAY Ray Barrett, Australian actor (d. 2009)
2nd of May 1928 BIRTHDAY Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, third king of Bhutan (d. 1972)
2nd of May 1929 BIRTHDAY Edouard Balladur, French Prime Minister
2nd of May 1929 BIRTHDAY Link Wray, American guitarist (d. 2005)
2nd of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Marco Pannella, Italian politician and activist
2nd of May 1932 BIRTHDAY Maury Allen, American sportswriter
2nd of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Luis Suarez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
2nd of May 1935 BIRTHDAY King Faisal II of Iraq (d. 1958)
2nd of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Lance LeGault, American actor
2nd of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Engelbert Humperdinck, Indian-born singer
2nd of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Michael Rabin, American violinist (d. 1972)
2nd of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Lorenzo Music, American actor (d. 2001)
2nd of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Paramount Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)
2nd of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist
2nd of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Clay Carroll, American baseball player
2nd of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Tony Adamowicz, American racing driver
2nd of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president
2nd of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Sarah Weddington, American attorney
2nd of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
2nd of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Gene Deckerhoff, American sports announcer
2nd of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan socialite
2nd of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Lesley Gore, American singer
2nd of May 1946 BIRTHDAY David Suchet, English actor
2nd of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Larry Gatlin, American musician
2nd of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Alan Titchmarsh, English television presenter
2nd of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Duncan Gay, Australian politician
2nd of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Lou Gramm, American vocalist (Foreigner)
2nd of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Christine Baranski, American actress
2nd of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress
2nd of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Valery Gergiev, Russian-born conductor
2nd of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Stephen Venables, British mountaineer
2nd of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Angela Bofill, American singer songwriter
2nd of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (d. 1982)
2nd of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer
2nd of May 1956 BIRTHDAY David Rhodes, English guitarist
2nd of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Amir Mokri, Iranian-born American cinematographer
2nd of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Michael Coyle, American Composer
2nd of May 1958 BIRTHDAY David O'Leary, Irish football manager and player
2nd of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Tony Wakeford, English musician (Sol Invictus)
2nd of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Alan Best, Canadian animation director and producer
2nd of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Steve James, English snooker player
2nd of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Stephen Daldry, English film director
2nd of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Phil Vickery, English celebrity chef
2nd of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Berridge, American actress
2nd of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Jimmy White, English snooker player
2nd of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Mitzi Kapture, American actress
2nd of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Ray Traylor, American wrestler (d. 2004)
2nd of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Felix Jose, Dominican baseball player
2nd of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Belinda Stronach, Canadian politician
2nd of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Bengt Akerblom, Swedish ice hockey player (d. 1995)
2nd of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Mika Brzezinski, American journalist
2nd of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Hikaru Midorikawa, Japanese voice actor
2nd of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress
2nd of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Jeff Agoos, American footballer
2nd of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Brian Lara, Trinidadian West Indies cricketer
2nd of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Musashimaru Koyo, American Samoan sumo wrestler, the 67th Yokozuna
2nd of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor
2nd of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Pandora Boxx, American drag queen and reality TV personality
2nd of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Paul Adcock, English footballer
2nd of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German film director and screenwriter
2nd of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Horacio Carbonari, Argentine former footballer
2nd of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Gar?ar Thor Cortes, Icelandic tenor
2nd of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Andy Johnson, Welsh footballer
2nd of May 1975 BIRTHDAY David Beckham, English footballer
2nd of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Eva Santolaria, Spanish actress
2nd of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Luke Hudson, American baseball player
2nd of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Fredrik Malm, Swedish politician
2nd of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Jenna von Oy, American actress
2nd of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Steve Bays, Canadian musician
2nd of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Melvin Ely, American basketball player
2nd of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Intars Busulis, Latvian singer, trombone player
2nd of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Mike Weaver, Canadian ice hockey player
2nd of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Ioannis Kanotidis, Greek footballer
2nd of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player
2nd of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
2nd of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Tim Borowski, German footballer
2nd of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder
2nd of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Troy Murphy, American basketball player
2nd of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Brad Richards, Canadian ice hockey player
2nd of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Zat Knight, English footballer
2nd of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Tiago Mendes, Portuguese footballer
2nd of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Matt Murray, English footballer
2nd of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Chris Kirkland, English footballer
2nd of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Robert Buckley, American actor
2nd of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Lorie, French singer
2nd of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Johan Botha, South African cricketer
2nd of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Christa Rigozzi, Swiss model
2nd of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Daniel Sordo, Spanish rally driver
2nd of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Thabo Sefolosha, American basketball player
2nd of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Saulius Mikoliunas, Lithuanian footballer
2nd of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Lily Allen, English singer and songwriter
2nd of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Kyle Busch, American racing driver
2nd of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Sarah Hughes, American figure skater
2nd of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Jarrod Saltalamacchia, American baseball player
2nd of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Ashley Harkleroad, American tennis player
2nd of May 1985 BIRTHDAY David Nugent, English footballer
2nd of May 1986 BIRTHDAY James Kirk, Canadian actor
2nd of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Emily Hart, American actress
2nd of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Nana Kitade, Japanese singer
2nd of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Kris Russell, Canadian ice hockey player
2nd of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Neftali Feliz, Dominican baseball player
2nd of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Lara Liang, Taiwanese-American Singer
2nd of May 1990 BIRTHDAY Paul George, American basketball player
2nd of May 1990 BIRTHDAY Kay Panabaker, American actress
2nd of May 0373 DEATH Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (Born 298)
2nd of May 0756 DEATH Emperor Shomu, Emperor of Japan (Born 701)
2nd of May 0907 DEATH Boris I of Bulgaria
2nd of May 1219 DEATH Leo I, King of Armenia (Born 1150)
2nd of May 1230 DEATH William de Braose, Norman-English nobleman (Born 1197)
2nd of May 1300 DEATH Blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (Born 1248)
2nd of May 1450 DEATH William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (Born 1396)
2nd of May 1519 DEATH Leonardo da Vinci, Italian inventor and painter (Born 1452)
2nd of May 1564 DEATH Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (Born 1500)
2nd of May 1627 DEATH Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, Italian composer (Born 1560)
2nd of May 1667 DEATH George Wither, English writer (Born 1588)
2nd of May 1683 DEATH Stjepan Gradic, Croatian philosopher and scientist (Born 1613)
2nd of May 1711 DEATH Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, English statesman (Born 1641)
2nd of May 1802 DEATH Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch statesman (Born 1762)
2nd of May 1810 DEATH Rev. Dr. Henry Jerome de Salis, divine (Born 1740)
2nd of May 1819 DEATH Mary Moser, English painter (Born 1744)
2nd of May 1857 DEATH Alfred de Musset, French writer (Born 1810)
2nd of May 1864 DEATH Giacomo Meyerbeer, German composer (Born 1791)
2nd of May 1880 DEATH Eberhard Anheuser, German soap and candle maker and father-in-law of Adolphus Busch, founder of the Anheuser-Busch Company (Born 1805)
2nd of May 1927 DEATH Ernest Starling, British physiologist (Born 1866)
2nd of May 1945 DEATH Martin Bormann, Nazi official (Born 1900)
2nd of May 1945 DEATH Ludwig Stumpfegger, German SS doctor (Born 1910)
2nd of May 1945 DEATH Joe Corbett, baseball player (Born 1875)
2nd of May 1947 DEATH Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (Born 1920)
2nd of May 1957 DEATH Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Senator (Born 1908)
2nd of May 1960 DEATH Caryl Chessman, American robber and rapist (Born 1921)
2nd of May 1964 DEATH Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, American-born politician (Born 1879)
2nd of May 1969 DEATH Franz von Papen, Chancellor of Germany (Born 1879)
2nd of May 1972 DEATH J. Edgar Hoover, American director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Born 1895)
2nd of May 1979 DEATH Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1903)
2nd of May 1980 DEATH George Pal, Hungarian-born film director (Born 1908)
2nd of May 1980 DEATH Clarrie Grimmett, Australian cricketer (Born 1891)
2nd of May 1983 DEATH Norm Van Brocklin, American football star (Born 1926)
2nd of May 1984 DEATH Jack Barry, television game show producer and host (Born 1918)
2nd of May 1985 DEATH Attilio Bettega, Italian rallydriver (Born 1951)
2nd of May 1985 DEATH Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (Born 1909)
2nd of May 1986 DEATH Sergio Cresto, American rally co-driver (Born 1956)
2nd of May 1986 DEATH Henri Toivonen, Finnish rallydriver (Born 1956)
2nd of May 1989 DEATH Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic Cardinal (Born 1906)
2nd of May 1989 DEATH Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (Born 1902)
2nd of May 1990 DEATH David Rappaport, English actor (Born 1951)
2nd of May 1991 DEATH Ronald McKie, Australian author (Born 1909)
2nd of May 1992 DEATH Wilbur Mills, American politician (Born 1909)
2nd of May 1995 DEATH Michael Hordern, English actor (Born 1911)
2nd of May 1997 DEATH John Carew Eccles, Australian neurophysiologist, Nobel laureate (Born 1903)
2nd of May 1997 DEATH Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator (Born 1921)
2nd of May 1998 DEATH Justin Fashanu, English footballer (Born 1961)
2nd of May 1998 DEATH Hideto "hide" Matsumoto, Japanese musician (Born 1964)
2nd of May 1998 DEATH Kevin Lloyd, British actor (Born 1949)
2nd of May 1998 DEATH Gene Raymond, American actor (Born 1908)
2nd of May 1999 DEATH Oliver Reed, English actor (Born 1938)
2nd of May 2001 DEATH Ted Rogers, British comedian (Born 1935)
2nd of May 2001 DEATH Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (Born 1961)
2nd of May 2002 DEATH John Nathan-Turner, English television producer (Born 1947)
2nd of May 2002 DEATH W. T. Tutte, English-born codebreaker (Born 1917)
2nd of May 2005 DEATH Wee Kim Wee, 4th President of Singapore (Born 1915)
2nd of May 2005 DEATH Kenneth B. Clark, American psychologist (Born 1914)
2nd of May 2006 DEATH Louis Rukeyser, American columnist (Born 1933)
2nd of May 2007 DEATH Brad McGann, New Zealand film director and screenwriter (Born 1964)
2nd of May 2008 DEATH Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (Born 1940)
2nd of May 2009 DEATH Jack Kemp, American politician, former American football player (Born 1935)
2nd of May 2009 DEATH Kiyoshiro Imawano, Japanese musician (Born 1951)
2nd of May 2010 DEATH Kama Chinen, Japanese citizen and world's oldest living person (Born 1895)
2nd of May 2010 DEATH Lynn Redgrave, British actress (Born 1943)
2nd of May 2010 DEATH Moshe Hirsch, Jerusalem based anti-Zionist Neturei Karta rabbi (Born 1923)
2nd of May 2011 DEATH Osama bin Laden, Saudi terrorist and al-Qaeda leader (Born 1957)

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