What Happened on May 1, 2018

Historical Events

  • Chinese authorities label British cartoon "Peppa Pig" subversive and it is removed from the Douyin video website

Sports History

Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah becomes the first African to be named England Football Writers' Footballer of the Year.

  • Scotland is the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price on alcohol
  • Violent May Day protests in Paris by far-left Black Blocs group result in 200 arrests
2018 History

Famous Deaths

  • Andrés Reyes [Universo 2000], Mexican pro wrestler (3 x CMLL World Heavyweight Championship), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • Ashok Mitra, Indian economist and politician, dies at 90
  • Bob Woffinden, British journalist and author, dies of mesothelioma at 89
  • Carl W. Duckworth, American politician (Utah House of Representatives, 1955–1958), dies of bone cancer at 53
  • Chuck Missler, American evangelist and author, dies at 83
  • Dennis Claridge, American football quarterback (NFL C'ship 1965, Green Bay Packers; Atlantic Falcons), dies at 76 from bladder cancer
  • Elmar Altvater, German political scientist, dies at 79
  • Javier Aller, Spanish actor (The Biggest Robbery Never Told), dies at 46 of complications from diabetes
  • John "Jabo" Starks, American drummer (James Brown, The J.B.'s), dies at 79
  • Max Berrú, Ecuadorian-Chilean musician, dies at 74
  • Ninalee Craig, American-born Canadian teacher and photograph subject, dies at 90 of complications from lung cancer
  • Peter Temple-Morris, Baron Temple-Morris, British politician and life peer (MP for Leominster, 1974–2001), dies at 80
  • Phil Gowan, American historian (RMS Titanic), dies of cancer at 65
  • Raymond D. Dzendzel, American politician (Michigan House of Representatives, 1955–1958; Senate, 1959–1970), dies at 96
  • Reg Gadney, British author, dies at 77
  • Robert B. Kennedy, American politician (Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1975–1979), dies at 78
  • Sun Yueh, Chinese-born Taiwanese actor (Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing), dies of sepsis at 87
  • Wanda Wiłkomirska, Polish violinist and teacher, dies at 89

About May 1, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Nice For What - Drake
  • UK #1 Song: One Kiss - Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa