What Happened on May 9, 2018

Historical Events

  • Argentina announces talks with the IMF amid a new financial crisis with interest rates at 40%
  • Dam bursts after heavy rains near Solai, Kenya, killing at least 41

Malaysian 14th General Election

Historic win in Malaysian general election by opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan led by 92 year old former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, defeating Prime Minister Najib Razak and ending 61 years of rule by the Barisan Nasional coalition

Taj Mahal

India's Supreme Court criticises the country’s archaeological conservation body for failing to protect the Taj Mahal from discoloration and green slime

  • Manchester City smashes EPL records in 3-1 win over Brighton - most goals (105), most points (97) and most wins (31)
  • Nicaraguan anti-government protests involving tens of thousands take place in Managua and Matagalpa y Chinandega
  • Oldest viral DNA, a form of hepatitis B, reported discovered in 7,000 year old skeleton found in Germany

Historic Event

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and some Iranians react angrily to President Trump pulling the US out the Iran Nuclear deal

  • Walmart takes a majority stake in Indian online retailer Flipkart for 16 billion

Famous Deaths

  • Delphine Gibson, American supercentenarian & former oldest person in the US, dies at 114 years and 265 days
  • Duke Friedrich of Württemberg, German aristocrat & heir to the House of Württemberg, dies at 56 in a traffic collision
  • Omar Daoud, Libyan footballer, dies in a traffic collision at 35
  • Poldine Carlo, American writer & Koyukon elder, dies at 97
  • Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, Australian heroin smuggler (Bali Nine), dies of stomach cancer at 34
2018 Highlights

About May 9, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 8 months and 23 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