On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Barnard, American sprinter, dies at 89
  • 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
  • Charlie Stone, English rugby league footballer (Hull, Featherstone Rovers), dies at 67
  • Chuck Missler, American evangelist and author, dies at 83
  • Dennis Claridge, American football player (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
  • Pavel Pergl, Czech footballer (Sparta Prague), commits suicide at 40
  • 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
  • Universo 2000, Mexican professional wrestler (CMLL, AAA, IWRG), dies at 55
  • Wanda Wiłkomirska, Polish violinist and teacher, dies at 89