May 2, 1956
For the first time in “Billboard” chart history, five singles were in both the pop and the R&B top 10. Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally,” was number three twice.
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover died after a heart attack at age 77.
May 2, 1977
The first Broadway revival of the musical “The King and I,“ starring Yul Brynner and Constance Towers, opened at New York’s Uris Theatre for 695 performances.