1802 ~ WASHiNGTON, D.C. was incorporated as a city on the 3rd day of May in 1802.
1877 ~ Karl Abraham the German psychoanalyst was born on the 3rd May 1877 (d. 1925).
1879 ~ FERGUS McMASTER the Australian businessman, aviation pioneer, and one of the founders of QANTAS (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited)was born on the 3rd day of May in 1879 (died in 1950 aged 71)
*Qantas Boeing photo by Jeff Gilbert from JG Photographics
1903 ~ BiNG CROSBY the American singer and actor with the trademark bass-baritone voice was born on the 3rd day of May in 1903 (died in 1977 aged 74). Bing Crosby was one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, selling over half a billion records.
1919 ~ PETE SEEGER the American folk singer and song writer was born on the 3rd day of May in 1919. Pete Seeger had a string of hits with The Weavers during the early 1950s. As a song writer, Pete was best known as the author or co-author of Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, If I Had a Hammer, and Turn, Turn, Turn!
1919 ~ John Cullen Murphy the American illustrator was born on the 3rd May 1919 (died 2004).
1921 ~ Sugar Ray Robinson the American boxer was born on the 3rd May 1921 (died 1989).
1926 ~ ANN B. DAViS the American television actress was born on the 3rd day of May in 1926. Ann B Davis first achieved prominence on The Bob Cummings Show but most mainly know her as Alice, the housekeeper in The Brady Bunch
1928 ~ DAVE DUDLEY the American country singer was born on the 3rd day of May in 1928 as David Darwin Pedruska (died in 2003 aged 75). Dave Dudley was best known for his truck-driving country anthems of the 1960s and 70s. His signature song was Six Days on the Road…
1933 ~ JAMES BROWN the American singer, songwriter, musician, and originator of funk music was born on the 3rd day of May in 1933 (died in 2006 aged 73).
1950 ~ MARY HOPKiN the Welsh folk singer was born on the 3rd day of May in 1950. Mary was best known for her 1968 UK number one single Those Were The Days…
1951 ~ CHRiSTOPHER CROSS the American singer-songwriter was born on the 3rd day of May in 1951. His debut album earned him 5 Grammys. Christopher Cross is best known for his hit songs Sailing, Ride Like the Wind, and Arthur’s Theme
1961 ~ Joe Murray the American cartoonist was born on the 3rd May 1961.
1978 – SPAM was born on the 3rd day of May in 1978, when the first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail was sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.
1993 ~ WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on the 3rd day of May in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991. World Press freedom Day celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.