What Happened on May 1

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Historical Events

1930 – Cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 236 for Australia v Worcestershire in his first 1st class innings in England
1947 – Cleveland Indians abandon League Park (venue for weekday games) to play all MLB games at Municipal Stadium
1972 – North Vietnamese troops occupy Quang Tri Activities Committee
1989 – 135 acre Disney’s MGM studio theme park officially opens to public in Lake Buena Vista, Florida
2019 – UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson fired over leaking information about Huawei deal from a UK National Security Council meeting by Theresa May
2022 – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Adolf Hitler “had Jewish blood” in interview on Italian TV, prompting outrage from Israel

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Famous Birthdays

1238 – Magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80), born in Tønsberg, Norway (d. 1280)
1896 – J. Lawton Collins, American general, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1987)
1910 – Cliff Battles, American College/Pro Football HOF halfback (West Virginia Wesleyan College; 3 x First-Team All-Pro; NFL rushing yards leader 1932, 37; Boston Braves/Redskins, Washington Redskins), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1981)
1941 – Barbara Barendrecht [BHM Wurfbain], actress (Dirty Picture)
1947 – Carlos Ward, rocker (B T Express)
1986 – Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian soccer striker (58 caps; El Nacional, Santos Laguna, América), born in Quito, Ecuador (d. 2013)

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Famous Deaths

1277 – Stefanus IV Uros I de Great, King of Serbia (1243-76), dies
1903 – Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex and Surrey, cricket historian), dies at 77
1941 – John R Locksmith de Brown, vicar/CHU-politician, dies at 71
1965 – Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, dies at 65
2014 – Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican soccer coach (Copa Centroamericana 2011 Honduras; El Salvador), dies of skin cancer at 63
2014 – Assaf Dayan, Israeli actor (He Walked Through the Fields), dies at 68

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