On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 2021

Historical Events

  • DR Congo announces the end of the latest Ebola outbreak after three months with a death toll of six
  • Former U.S. Senator and astronaut Bill Nelson, becomes Administrator of NASA
  • German police announce operation and arrests into 'Boystown' world's largest child abuse image website with 400,000 members worldwide [1]
  • Subway overpass carrying a train collapses in Mexico City killing at least 24 people
  • US Environmental Protection Agency takes first significant step against climate change by announcing new limits on hydrofluorocarbons (-85% over 15 years) [1]
  • World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Mark Selby wins his 4th world title with an 18-15 win over countryman Shaun Murphy

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates announce their divorce after 27 years

Famous Deaths

  • Lloyd Price, American R&B singer ("Lawdy Miss Clawdy"; "Stagger Lee"; "Personality"), dies at 88
  • Rafael Albrecht, Argentine soccer defender (39 caps; San Lorenzo, Club León), dies from COVID-19 at 79
2021 Highlights

About May 3, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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

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