On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 2019

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • At least 41 people die when a Russian Aeroflot plane catches fire after an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow
  • King Vajiralongkorn is crowned King of Thailand, first monarch to be crowned in nearly seven decades during a three-day celebration in Bangkok
  • Oil tanker explosion kills 55 in Niamey, Niger
  • Violent clashes between Israel and Gaza militants over three days have left 4 Israelis and 23 Palestinians dead