(Saturday, May 3, 1975) — “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)” by Tony Orlando and Dawn peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three consecutive weeks (May 3/10/17, 1975). It was the group’s third and final number one hit on the chart (1971-1975).
(Saturday, May 3, 1975) — “Chevy Van” by Sammy Johns peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, May 3, 1975) — “Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)” by Leo Sayer peaked at #9 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks, the singer’s first appearance on the chart.
Video: 'Help 1965' (May 3-5, 1965, at 48:14-58:28)
(Monday, May 3, 1965) — The Beatles began a three-day location shoot today for the military scenes in their second feature film Help! on Salisbury Plain at Knighton Down in Larkhill, Wiltshire.
Video: 'Ken Burns The Civil War: Episode 9 The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) |Ken Burns Docum' (May 3, 1865 at 23:22)
(Wednesday, May 3, 1865, 9:00 a.m.; during the American Civil War) — The remains U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and his deceased son, William Wallace Lincoln, arrived today in Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois, for public viewing at the Old State House, concluding a 1,654 mile train journey from Washington for final burial.
(Friday, May 3, 1765) — The first school of medicine in the American colonies, the Medical School of the College of Philadelphia (now the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania), was founded today.