2 May It Happened Today
1519 Death of Leonardo da Vinci.
1857 Death of French poet Alfred de Musset.
1903 Birth of American paediatrician Dr Benjamin Spock.
1904 Birth of Bing Crosby.
1957 Death of Senator Joe McCarthy who instigated the communist witch-hunts in the USA.
1975 Birth of English footballer David Beckham.