May 2nd is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 243 days remaining until the end of the year.
1194 – King Richard I of England gave the city of Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
1559 – Scottish clergyman John Knox returned from exile to lead the Scottish Reformation.
1964 – Vietnam War: An explosion caused by Viet Cong commandos led USNS Card to sink in the port of Saigon.
1995 – Croatian War of Independence: Serb forces began firing rockets on the Croatian capital of Zagreb, killing 7 and injuring around 200 others.
2008 – The Chaitén volcano in Chile began to erupt for the first time since around 1640.
Fashion Designer Donatella Versace turns 63
Wrestler and Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson turns 46
Footballer David Beckham turns 43
Singer Lily Allen turns 33
Princess Charlotte of England turns 3