On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 2018

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Music releaseMusic Single

Childish Gambino aka 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