Daily Calendar for Wednesday, May 3, 2023


  • Adolphe Charles Adam (composer) –
  • Frank Levingston (at time of death, was oldest surviving WWII veteran) –


  • Bing Crosby (singer) –
  • Mary Astor (actress) –
  • Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer) –
  • James Brown (singer) –
  • Frankie Valli (singer) –
  • Doug Henning (magician) –
  • DulΓ© Hill (actor) –


  • First toll bridge (toll for animals began), Rowley, Massachusetts–
  • Washington, D.C., was incorporated as a city–
  • First U.S. telecast of a book review–
  • First broadcast of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered–
  • The Old Man of the Mountain located in Franconia Notch, NH, fell from his perch–
  • Three veterans’ names were added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial–
  • Dale Davis, a legally blind 78-year old man from Alta, Iowa, bowled a perfect game during league play–


  • The temperature dipped to 39 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenix, Arizona–
  • Nearly a foot of rain fell within eight hours in New Orleans–
  • The area west of Mooresville, North Carolina, had baseball-size hail–
  • Lake Kemp, Texas, had baseball-size hail–
  • Red River flood peaked in Manitoba–
  • Tornadoes struck Oklahoma, killing 44 people and causing $1.3 billion in damage.–
  • Powerful Cyclone Nargis slammed into Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta–

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