On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 2018

Historical Events

  • Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study

Historic Event

Iran-Contra figure Oliver North announced as the new President of the US National Rifle Association

Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure Oliver North
Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure
Oliver North

Music History

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
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

Historic Event

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Welshman Mark Williams beats John Higgins of Scotland, 18-16; 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
  • Roman Toi, Estonian-Canadian composer, choral conductor and organist, dies at 101
  • Tore Torell, Norwegian magician, dies of cancer at 76
2018 Highlights

About May 7, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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