On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 2012

Historical Events

  • 138th Kentucky Derby: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 2:01.83
  • 17 people are killed and 47 missing after a flash flood in Nepal
  • English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,102): Chelsea beats Liverpool, 2–1; Didier Drogba scores winner for Blues' 7th title
  • Japan shuts down its nuclear reactors leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Julie Benz (40) weds marketing executive Rich Orosco (39) at the historic John Sowden house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • "Sweet Joe" Russell, American a cappella singer (The Persuasions - Slip Sliding Away), dies at 72 [1]
  • Raman Surendranath, Indian cricket fast bowler (11 Tests, 26 wickets), dies at 75
2012 Highlights

About May 5, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 8 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus