May 3, 1948
The United States Supreme Court handed down a ruling stating that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities were legally unenforceable.
Kitty Wells recorded ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’ – as an answer song to Hank Thompson’s ‘The Wild Side of Life’. It became the first No.1 Billboard country hit for a solo female artist. In the 1970’s Elvis expanded on these songs with “There’s a Honky Tonk Angel(Who’ll Take Me Back In)” 1988 saw Nashville Producer Owen Bradley’s final session with Canada’s k.d. lang’s Shadowland LP, which included Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Brenda Lee with k.d. doing “Honky Tonk Angels Medley”
May 3, 1959
Mexicans riot at a movie theatre playing “King Creole”
A false racist quote that continues to be attributed to Elvis inspired the protest, but more than that – Elvis was called a homosexual in the Mexican mainstream press and called out for his colorful clothes.
May 3, 1971
Four days of demonstrations by anti-war protesters began in Washington, DC.
May 3, 1973
The New York Times revealed that the mother’s face pictured on packages of Ivory Soap was that of porn actress Marilyn Chambers.
David Bowie played the first of six sold out nights at Wembley, his first UK gig in three years.
Dollywood (Dolly Parton’s theme park) opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Actress/night club entertainer Christine Jorgensen, the first widely-known person to have sex reassignment surgery (in her case, male to female), died of lung and bladder cancer at 62.