On This Day

What Happened in May 2018 (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • May 23 Hamburg, Germany, becomes the first city to ban diesel cars on some roads
  • May 23 NFL owners approve new NFL national anthem policy whereby players required to stand if they choose to be on the field for pre-game presentations
  • May 24 Record US fentanyl seizure of 120lbs (54kg) confirmed by police in Nebraska in April, enough to kill 26 million people, one of largest drug busts in US history

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May 24 Actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by several women in CNN report

  • May 24 At least 14 children reported mauled to death by wild dogs near Khairabad, India after closure of slaughterhouses

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

May 24 US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • May 24 US President Donald Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson for racially orientated criminal conviction - transporting a white woman across state lines
  • May 24 World's largest cat-proof fence (44km) completed at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, central Australia to protest endangered species
  • May 24 Bangladeshi police reported to have shot 52 suspected drug traffickers in anti-narcotics crackdown in 10 days
  • May 24 US President Donald Trump signs into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act easing financial regulations and reducing oversight for banks

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May 25 Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police to face charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • May 25 Barbados elects its first female Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who leads the Barbados Labour Party to victory
  • May 26 Ireland votes to repeal their 8th amendment to allow legalized abortion, 66.4% vote yes

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May 26 UEFA Champions League Final, Kiev: Real Madrid beats Liverpool, 3-1 for third straight title. Zinédine Zidane first manager to win 3 consecutive titles

Football Star and Manager Zinedine Zidane
Football Star and Manager
Zinedine Zidane

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May 27 South Korean boy band BTS are the first K-pop group to top the US Billboard 200 with their album "Love Yourself: Tear"

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star
Jimin

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May 27 Italian PM-designate Giuseppe Conte gives up attempt to form coalition government after President Sergio Matarella vetoes his choice of economy minister

Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte
Prime Minister of Italy
Giuseppe Conte

  • May 27 Oil workers for Brazilian state oil company Petrobrás join the truckers' national strike
  • May 27 Indianapolis 500: Will Power becomes the first Australian driver to win the event
  • May 27 IPL Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets; Shane Watson top scores, 117 no (57); SK's 3rd IPL title
  • May 27 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, GC at Harbor Shores: Englishman Paul Broadhurst wins by 4 strokes from American Tim Petrovic
  • May 28 Coco-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink - Lemon-Do on island of Kyushu, Japan
  • May 28 One million French smokers quit in one year after anti-smoking measures introduced according to Public Health France
  • May 29 Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns over an extramarital affair and illegal use of a donor list

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May 29 ABC TV network cancels TV comedy "Roseanne" after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • May 29 Heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan, kills 65 as temperatures soar above 110 degrees Fahrenheit
  • May 29 Starbucks closes more than 8,000 US stores early for racial bias training after two black men wrongly arrested in a store in April
  • May 29 Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko fakes his own death with Ukrainian security services to foil an assassination plot
  • May 29 Death toll on Puerto Rico 70 times higher than official figure, likely 4,600 died from Hurricane Maria according to Harvard University study
  • May 31 Zinédine Zidane announces his resignation as Real Madrid manager after 3 successive Champions League titles

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May 31 Matt LeBlanc announces he is leaving TV show "Top Gear"

  • May 31 Danish government bans garments that cover the face, including the niqab and burqa
  • May 31 Uganda's parliament imposes tax on social media to stop gossip

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

May 31 Kim Kardashian West meets US President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

  • May 25 Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer, dies at 90
  • May 25 Bill Mallory, College Football coach (Miami, Colorado, Northern Illinois, Indiana), dies after brain surgery from a fall at 82
  • May 26 Ted [Samuel Frederick] Dabney, American electrical engineer and founder of Atari (Pong), dies at 81
  • May 26 Alan Bean, American Naval captain and astronaut (Ap 12, Skylab 3, 4th to walk on the moon), dies at 86
  • May 27 Russell Nype, American singer and actor (The Stuff, Call Me Madam, Dorothy), dies at 98
  • May 27 Connie Kurtz, American Gay Rights advocate, dies at 81
  • May 28 Jens Christian Skou, Danish scientist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1997), dies at 99
  • May 28 Cornelia Frances [Zulver], British-Australian actress (Home and Away), dies from bladder cancer at 77
  • May 28 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer and actress, dies at 93