What Happened on May 5, 2018

Historical Events

  • 144th Kentucky Derby: 52 year old Mike Smith wins his second Derby aboard Justify in a time of 2:04.20 over a sloppy track

Music Single

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

  • Electric cigarette explodes killing a man in St. Petersburg, Florida, first death from a vaping product

Sports History

Former Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson suffers a brain haemorrhage and is hospitalised; recovers

2018 History

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

About May 5, 2018

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 5 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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