What Happened on May 5, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday

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