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Notable Historical Events for May 3rd

1954Pulitzer prize awarded to Charles A Lindbergh & John Patrick

1960Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks" premieres in NYC

2013The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

199429th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

1512Pope Julius II opens 5th Council of Lateran at St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome

1915John McCrae writes the poem "In Flanders Fields"

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational

1982President Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts

1934Bradman scores 206 Aust v Worcestershire, 210 mins, 27 fours

1937Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With the Wind"

May 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 3rd

1906Mary Astor, Quincy Illinois, actress (Maltese Falcon, Dinky)

1933James Brown, Barnwell, South Carolina, American soul singer (Hot Pants, Living in America) and originator of funk music (d. 2006)

1921Sugar Ray Robinson, [Walter Smith], Ailey, Georgia, middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), (d. 1989)

1469Niccolo Machiavelli, Florence, Italy, politician/writer (Prince), d. 1527)

1964Ron Hextall, Brandon Manitoba, NHL goalie (Phila Flyers, NY Islanders)

1903Bing Crosby, Tacoma Wash, actor and singer (White Christmas, Going My Way)

May 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 3rd

2003"Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (35) weds former model Melissa McKnight (38) at a private estate overlooking Anini Beach in Kilauea, Hawaii

1992Beverly Hills 90210 Gabrielle Carteris marries Charles Isaacs

1884Mechanical engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor (28) weds Louise M. Spooner

1997Actor Dwayne Johnson (25) weds producer Dany Garcia (28)

May 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 3rd

1992George Murphy, (Sen-R-Ca, 1965-71)/actor, dies of leukemia at 89

1940Henry Ossian Flipper, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, dies at 84

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