(Wednesday, May 2, 1984, 5-6:30 p.m. EST) — Former Vice President Walter Mondale and U.S. Sen. Gary Hart, detailing sharp differences with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, turned on their Democratic presidential rival tonight over his support of black religious leader Louis Farrakhan during a debate in Dallas, Texas. (click here to watch the debate).
Video: '5/2/1994: Nelson Mandela Wins Election'
(Monday, May 2, 1994) — An eruption of joy swept the vast black ghettos of South Africa tonight as Nelson Mandela claimed his presidential victory in South Africa’s first democratic elections; President F.W. de Klerk acknowledged defeat.
Video: 'The Beatles Second Album stereo lp'
(Saturday, May 2, 1964) — The Beatles’ Second Album, the second U.S. album by the rock band from Liverpool, England, to be issued by Capitol Records, peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard 200 albums chart for five consecutive weeks (May 2/9/16/23/30, 1964). It was the band’s second consecutive number 1 album on the chart since Feb. 15, 1964, and marked 16 straight weeks in the #1 position.
(Saturday, May 2, 1964) — “Bits and Pieces” by The Dave Clark Five peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks.
(Saturday, May 2, 1964) — “Nadine” by Chuck Berry peaked at #23 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.