On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 2018

Historical Events


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Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences members vote to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan becomes NFL's first $30m per season player after agreeing to $150m contract extension

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Bollywood actors both posthumously recognized at India's National Film Awards; Sridevi Kapoor Best Actress for "Mum" and Vinod Khanna receives Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • Indian government confirms around 110 people have died in dust storms in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the last 9 days
  • Kilauea volcano on Big Island, Hawaii begins erupting forcing the evacuation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and residential areas

Famous Deaths

  • Alfonso Dhlakama, Mozambican politician and opposition leader (RENAMO), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Bob Prewitt, American college basketball coach (SMU Mustangs), dies at 93
  • Dan Grimm, American football player (Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons), dies of Parkinson's disease and dementia at 77
  • David Pines, American physicist, dies at 93
  • Demetrio Túpac Yupanqui, Peruvian academic and Quechua translator, dies at 94
  • Doina Cornea, Romanian human rights activist and professor, dies at 88
  • H. Basil S. Cooke, South African-Canadian geologist and paleontologist, dies at 102
  • Jim Argue, American politician (Arkansas Senate, 1996–2008), dies of kidney cancer at 66
  • Joe Scannella, American football coach (Oakland Raiders, Montreal Alouettes, Cleveland Browns), dies at 89
  • Junior Rodriguez, American Louisiana politician who criticized FEMA's Hurricane Katrina response, dies at 82
  • Monica Barnes, Irish politician (Teachta Dála, 1982–1992, 1997–2002; Senator, 1982), dies at 82
  • Paolo Signorelli, Italian footballer, dies at 79
2018 Highlights

About May 3, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus