On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study
  • Iran-Contra figure Oliver North announced as the new President of the US National Rifle Association

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Met Gala 2018 "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' is hosted by Anna Wintour, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and Rihanna wearing a Pope-inspired outfit

Singer Rihanna
Magazine Editor Anna Wintour
Magazine Editor
Anna Wintour
  • More mudslides in Rwanda kill 18 people bringing the year's death toll to 200

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Vladimir Putin is sworn in as Russian President for another 6 years

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • World Snooker Championship: Welshman Mark Williams wins beating John Higgins 18-16 in Sheffield and, as promised, does his press conference in the nude

Famous Deaths

  • Isyaku Rabiu, Nigerian businessman and Islamic scholar, dies at 92
  • Jeremy D. Safran, Canadian-born American clinical psychologist, is killed during a burglary
  • Mikhail German, Russian writer, dies at 85
  • Miki Muster, Slovenian artist, dies at 92
  • Tore Torell, Norwegian magician, dies of cancer at 76