queer for may 3


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.


1952

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”

Why Mexicans hated Elvis! – Elvis Information Network

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.

Elvis Movie Causes Mexican Riot

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.

1976

David Bowie played the first of six sold out nights at Wembley, his first UK gig in three years.

1986

Dollywood (Dolly Parton’s theme park) opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

1989

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.

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