What Happened on May 5, 2020

Historical Events

  • Global confirmed cases of COVID-19 reach 3.65 million, US cases pass 70,000 while the UK becomes the most affected in Europe with 29,427 known deaths
  • São Luis, in Maranhão state becomes the first Brazilian city to enter lockdown because of COVID-19 as its health services struggle to cope

Famous Deaths

  • Hillard "Sweet Pea" Atkinson, American R&B singer (Was (Not Was)), dies of a heart attack at 74 [1]
  • Millie Small, Jamaican ska singer, and songwriter ("My Boy Lollipop"), dies of a stroke at 72
2020 Highlights

About May 5, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Scotts - THE SCOTTS, Travis Scott & Kid Cudi
  • UK #1 Song: Times Like These - BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Allstars