On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 2018

Historical Events

  • 144th Kentucky Derby: 52 year old Mike Smith wins his second Derby aboard Justify

Music Single

Childish Gambino [Donald Glover] releases the music video to new single "This is America" to wide acclaim

Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover
  • Electric cigarette explodes killing a man in St. Petersburg, Florida, first death from a vaping product
  • Former Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson suffers a brain haemorrhage and is hospitalised; recovers

Famous Deaths

  • Aaron D. Panken, American rabbi, dies in a plane crash at 53
  • Ermanno Olmi, Italian film director (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), dies at 86
  • Ludwig Harig, German writer, dies at 90
  • Rosemarie Schruder, German writer, dies at 89
  • Stanley Falkow, American microbiologist (molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases), dies at 84
2018 Highlights

About May 5, 2018

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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