Historical Events in 2018 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 1,321

  • Mar 3 "The Emoji Movie" named worst film in 2017 in Razzies awards
  • Mar 4 World's worst listeria outbreak suspected of killing 180 tracked to processed meat factory in Polokwane, South Africa
  • Mar 4 90th Academy Awards: Best Picture "The Shape of Water", Best Director Guillermo del Toro, Best Actor Gary Oldman, Best Actress France McDormand
  • Mar 4 Italian general election results in a hung parliament, populist Five Star Movement wins most votes
  • Mar 4 Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal are poisoned by nerve agent in Salisbury, England
  • Mar 4 Italian General Election has no clear winner, populist party 5-Star led by Luigi Di Maio wins most votes with 32%

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Mar 5 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets South Korean officials for the first time since taking office, hosting a dinner in Pyongyang

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
  • Mar 5 China announces a military budget of 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion)
  • Mar 6 "Highest overdose death rates ever recorded in the US", 142,000 overdoses in 2016-17 period according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Mar 6 Sri Lanka imposes first nationwide state of emergency since civil war after unrest between Sinhalese and Muslim areas in Kandy District
  • Mar 6 World's oldest message in a bottle found in Western Australia, thrown from German ship Paula 132 years ago (12 June 1886)
  • Mar 6 American WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington rediscovered in Australia's Coral Sea, lost during 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea
  • Mar 6 Nashville mayor Megan Barry resigns a month after admitting to an extramarital affair with her bodyguard

BeatificationCanonization

Mar 6 Pope Francis announces that murdered Salvadorean Archbishop Óscar Romero will be made a saint

  • Mar 6 British health officials tells the country it's time "to get on a diet" and urging manufacturers to reduce calories in foods

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Mar 6 Forbes names Amazon founder Jeff Bezos the world's richest person for the first time at $112 billion, Bill Gates no. 2

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates

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Mar 8 US President Trump authorizes tariffs on steel and aluminium, excluding Canada and Mexico

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Mar 8 Asia-Pacific trade deal signed in Santiago, Chile by 11 countries after US pulled out
  • Mar 8 5 million Spanish women mark International Women's Day by striking over gender inequality and sexual discrimination
  • Mar 10 16 people die after being struck by lightening at a church in Nyaruguru District, Rwanda
  • Mar 10 Two girls aged 8 and 6 become the first female weightlifters to appear on Iranian television after a protest

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Mar 11 China's National People's Congress approves removal of term limits for a leader, will allow Xi Jinping presidency for life

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Mar 11 Superhero movie "The Black Panther" becomes the fifth Marvel movie to earn $1 billion worldwide
  • Mar 11 Greek football Super League suspended after PAOK Salonika's president Ivan Savvidis invades pitch with a gun after goal disallowed

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Mar 12 British Prime Minister Theresa May says Russia was "highly likely" to have poisoned a Russian spy and his daughter on March 4 with nerve agent

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Mar 12 Plane crash of Bangladeshi carrier at Kathmandu airport kills at least 49 after plane approaches runway from wrong end
  • Mar 12 Research shows Chinese cites have decreased pollution by 32 percent on average in just four years
  • Mar 12 Tens of thousands of farmers from Indian state Maharashtra end protests over loan waivers, prices and land rights after promises from state officials and walking 167km to Mumbai
  • Mar 12 Civilian death toll in Eastern Ghouta passes 1,000 in three weeks as Syrian government forces capture the town of Mesraba

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Mar 13 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is fired via a tweet from President Donald Trump

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
US Secretary of State
Rex Tillerson
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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Mar 13 National Geographic magazine admits its past coverage was racist in issue to mark 50 years since death of Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Mar 14 UK announces it will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Russian-made nerve agent used on former spy in UK

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Mar 14 NASA twin study finds that Scott Kelly is no longer identical to his twin brother after one year in space, 7% of his genes altered

Astronaut Scott Kelly
Astronaut
Scott Kelly
  • Mar 14 World Happiness Report names Finland as world's happiest country and Burundi the unhappiest

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 14 Angela Merkel sworn in for fourth term as German Chancellor, head of a coalition government, 171 days after the general election

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Mar 14 US students across American commemorate Florida high school shooting with mass walkouts across the country
  • Mar 14 Brazilian human rights politician Marielle Franco is murdered in Rio, prompting mass protests
  • Mar 15 More than 12,000 people flee Hamouria in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, after town bombarded
  • Mar 15 Slovakia’s prime minister Robert Fico resigns amid crisis after the murder of a journalist Jan Kuciak investigating mafia connections
  • Mar 15 Toy chain Toys R Us announces it will close all its stores after filing for bankruptcy
  • Mar 15 Pedestrian bridge in Miami, Florida, collapses onto 8-lane highway 5 days after it was built, killing 6

  • Mar 16 Indian actor Irrfan Khan reveals he has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour
  • Mar 16 Asia's second-richest person, Hong Kong's Li Ka-Shing, announces his retirement at 89
  • Mar 17 Ireland beats England, 24-15 at Twickenham to wrap up Six Nations Rugby Championship; 3rd Grand Slam & 11th Triple Crown
  • Mar 17 China's National People's Congress appoints Wang Qishan as vice-president
  • Mar 17 Africa's only female head of state, Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim confirms she is resigning amid an expenses scandal

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 18 Vladimir Putin is elected to a new six-year term as Russian President with 76% of the vote, his fourth term

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Mar 18 First fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car hitting a pedestrain in Tempe, Arizona
  • Mar 18 Bushfire in Tathra, New South Wales, Australia, destroys over 70 buildings
  • Mar 18 Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seize Kurdish held northern Syrian town of Afrin
  • Mar 18 Serial bomber suspected after fourth bomb goes off in Austin, Texas, injuring two, total bombing death toll, 2 dead, 5 injured

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Mar 18 US Senator Amy Klobuchar calls on Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the Senate Judiciary in wake in data mining scandal with Cambridge Analytica

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • Mar 18 African American Stephon Clark shot 20 times by police in his Grandmother's backyard in Sacramento, California during vandalism investigation
  • Mar 19 Mississippi signs into law the US's strictest abortion laws, no termination after 15 weeks
  • Mar 19 World's last male northern white rhino, 45 year old Sudan, dies in Kenya

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Mar 20 Actress Cynthia Nixon announces she will run for New York Governor

Actress Cynthia Nixon
Actress
Cynthia Nixon

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Mar 20 Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Mar 21 Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg admits they "made mistakes" after data on 50 million users is harvested by Cambridge Analytica
  • Mar 21 Nigerian government confirms 101 out of 110 schoolgirls kidnapped from Dapchi returned
  • Mar 21 English TV presenter Ant McPartlin charged with drink driving following an accident in London
  • Mar 21 African trade deal agreed by 44 African countries in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Mar 21 Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offers his resignation amid vote-buying scandal
  • Mar 21 Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi accepts plea deal for 8 months in prison after slapping Israeli officer
  • Mar 21 Suicide bomber kills 31 in crowd celebrating Persian New Year in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Mar 21 Dave Patterson and John Hennessy win computings' Turing Award for RISC computer chips
  • Mar 21 Austin bombing suspect Mark Conditt kills himself in chase with police in Austin, Texas
  • Mar 21 China announces greater controls over the media, including merging state-run radio and television broadcasters into a single conglomerate called “Voice of China”
  • Mar 22 US President Donald Trump imposes $60 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports
  • Mar 22 The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" between Hawaii and California has 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic and increasing rapidly according to new research
  • Mar 22 Musical "Frozen" opens on Broadway based on the film, starring Patti Murin and Caissie Levy
  • Mar 23 A Sahara sandstorm turns snow in Sochi, Russia, orange in one of the largest-ever transfers of desert sand
  • Mar 23 Peru's Congress swears in Vice-President Martín Vizcarra as the new President after Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned amid corruption scandal
  • Mar 24 Tens of thousands attend 'March for Our Lives' rallies held in Washington D.C. and around the world to protest gun violence
  • Mar 24 American conducts it first ever drone strike against Qaeda militants in southern Libya
  • Mar 24 Hundreds of protesters shut down special meeting at Sacramento City Hall investigating police shooting of Stephon Clark
  • Mar 24 Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft is caught on camera rubbing match ball with an object during 3rd Cricket Test in Cape Town, resulting in an infamous ball tampering scandal
  • Mar 25 First scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK, leaves Perth for Heathrow airport in London, arrives after 17 hours
  • Mar 25 Australian cricket captain Steve Smith handed one-match ban after admitting Australian team tampered with the ball in 3rd test against South Africa in South Africa
  • Mar 25 Fire in a shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, Russia, kills at least 64
  • Mar 25 North Korean leader Kim Jong un begins surprise trip to Beijing by train to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping
  • Mar 26 US, European Union and Ukraine expel more than 100 Russian diplomats in response to Russian use of nerve gas in UK

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Mar 26 E-commence group Alibaba Group and US car maker Ford unveil a car vending machine without sales people 5 stories high in Guangzhou, China

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • Mar 26 Porn star Stormy Daniels claims she had an affair with Donald Trump in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes and was later threatened to keep quiet
  • Mar 26 US Federal Trade Commission confirms it will investigate Facebook over privacy concerns
  • Mar 26 "The Black Panther" becomes the highest grossing superhero film in America earning $630.9m
  • Mar 26 US soldier receives world's first penis and scrotum transplant at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 28 North Korea's Kim Jong-un meets Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, his first trip outside of North Korea since coming to power in 2011
  • Mar 28 At least 68 people die and scores are injured in a fire caused by a prison riot in the cells at the Carabobo state police headquarters in Valencia, Venezuela
  • Mar 28 Captain Steve Smith and David Warner are suspended by Cricket Australia for 12 months, and Cameron Bancroft (9 months) for their part in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa
  • Mar 30 Palestinians begin a "Great March of Return", 6 weeks of protests on the Gaza Strip demanding Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to Israel. 19 Palestinians killed, 1,416 injured on the first day.
  • Apr 2 ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden gains her first pro win in a sudden-death playoff against Inbee Park and Jennifer Song that extends to 8 holes
  • Apr 2 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament championship game: Villanova defeat Michigan 79–62 in San Antonio, Texas
  • Apr 4 21st Commonwealth Games open in the Gold Coast, Australia
  • Apr 7 Suspected gas attack on Douma by Syrian government airforce kills more than 40 people and injuries more than 500
  • Apr 7 Canadian Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team involved in a bus crash outside Tisdale, Saskatchewan that kills 16
  • Apr 8 Hungarian parliamentary election won by right-wing Fidesz–KDNP alliance with Viktor Orbán remaining Prime Minister
  • Apr 8 82nd Masters Golf: Patrick Reed wins his first major title shooting 273
  • Apr 9 US Senator Tammy Duckworth becomes the first senator to give birth while in office
  • Apr 9 Fleetwood Mac announce new members Neil Finn and Mike Campbell after firing long-standing member Lindsey Buckingham
  • Apr 10 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg begins testifying before US Congress about data use and security
  • Apr 14 National Gardening Day, since 2018 and according to the National Day Calendar

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 14 Beyoncé is the first black woman to headline the Coachella Music Festival, her performance on this day the most-watched performance ever on YouTube

  • Apr 14 US, UK and French forces carry out airstrikes on sites associated with Syria's chemical weapons program, in response to Douma gas attack
  • Apr 14 171st Grand National: Davey Russell wins aboard 10/1 Tiger Roll in a photo finish from Pleasant Company
  • Apr 16 Desiree Linden becomes the first American to win the women's Boston marathon title since 1985

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Apr 16 Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn"

Singer-songwriter, Music Producer Kendrick Lamar
Singer-songwriter, Music Producer
Kendrick Lamar
  • Apr 17 Former F.B.I. director James Comey publishes his political autobiography “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership”
  • Apr 17 Protests across India at the rape and murder of an 8-year old Muslim girl in Kathua, Bengalu
  • Apr 18 Protests begin in Managua, Nicaragua, over proposed changes to social security, protesters beaten by suspected pro-government gangs
  • Apr 18 “Black Panther” is the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 19 Miguel Diaz-Canel is elected Cuba's new president after former president Raúl Castro steps down

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro

  • Apr 19 Senator Tammy Duckworth is the first parent to bring a baby into the US Senate a day after the Senate votes to allow babies on the chamber's floor

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Apr 20 Mexican court bars sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

Painter Frida Kahlo
Painter
Frida Kahlo
  • Apr 20 Arsène Wenger announces he will leave London EPL club Arsenal after 22 years as manager

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Apr 20 Commonwealth countries decide Prince Charles will suceed Queen Elizabeth as the next head of the Commonwealth

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • Apr 20 Actress Allison Mack arrested on charges of sex trafficking in relation to sex cult NXIVM in New York
  • Apr 20 King Mswati III of Swaziland changes the name of Swaziland to eSwatini, or “land of the Swati”
  • Apr 21 Oakland A's left hander Sean Manaea no-hits the Boston Red Sox
  • Apr 22 Bus crash in North Korea kills 36, with most Chinese tourists
  • Apr 22 Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills more than 20 at a wedding in northwestern Yemen
  • Apr 22 Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah is named Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year

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Apr 22 Monte Carlo Tennis Masters: Rafael Nadal beats Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 to extend his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Apr 22 Gunman opens fire at Waffle House in Nasville, Tennessee, killing four with James Shaw Jr. wrestling rifle from gunman's hands

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 23 Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and large ensemble cast premieres in Los Angeles

  • Apr 23 Van deliberately driven into pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, killing 10 and injuring 13
  • Apr 23 Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan resigns after 10 years in office after mass protests against him beginning an unconstitutional third term
  • Apr 23 Mario Abdo Benítez is elected President of Paraguay
  • Apr 24 US President Donald Trump hosts his first state dinner for visiting French President Emmanuel Macron
  • Apr 24 Suffragist Millicent Fawcett is the first woman to have a statue erected in Parliament Square, London, England
  • Apr 24 Streaming music services overtake worldwide sales of CDs and vinyl for the first time according to IFPI

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Apr 24 Ed Sheeran's "÷" is the best-selling album of 2017, selling 6.1 million copies, according to IFPI

Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Singer-Songwriter
Ed Sheeran
  • Apr 24 Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo arrested and charged with eight murders after being identified through genealogy websites
  • Apr 25 Indian religious leader Asaram Bapu is sentenced to life for raping a 16-year old girl
  • Apr 25 Danish inventor Peter Madsen found guilty of killing and desecrating body of journalist Kim Wall aboard submarine, sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Apr 26 Serial killer "Golden State Killer" identified after 40 years as a former police officer, responsible for 12 killings, 50 rapes in California

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Apr 26 Comedian Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault in Pennsylvania

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • Apr 26 NFL Draft: 4 quarterbacks are taken in the top 10 selections for the first time in history
  • Apr 27 Historic Korean summit, the North's Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea agree to officially end Korean war and rid peninsula of nuclear weapons
  • Apr 27 Swedish band ABBA announce they have recorded new songs for the first time since 1982
  • Apr 27 German leader Angela Merkel has a 1-day trip to Washington meeting US President Donald Trump
  • Apr 27 Mass protests across Spain after 5 men convicted of sexual abuse but not rape of teenage girl during Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona
  • Apr 27 More than 40 Tuareg killed over two days by suspected jihadists in Menaka region, Mali
  • Apr 28 Shaquem Griffin is the first one-handed person to be drafted into the NFL, for the Seattle Seahawks

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Apr 28 Danny Devito Day declared in Jersey for 17th November by Mayor John Moor of Asbury Park

  • Apr 28 World's largest child sacrifice, 140 remains uncovered by archaeologists near Trujillo, Peru, dating back 550 years to Chimú civilisation
  • Apr 28 Indian government announces electricity has now reached every Indian village
  • Apr 29 UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns amid immigration scandal involving the Windrush generation
  • Apr 29 Sweden's official Twitter account confirms Swedish meatballs actually originated in Turkey
  • Apr 29 Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal equals his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11 Monte Carlo) with his 11th Barcelona ATP title

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Apr 29 Animated series "The Simpsons" surpasses "Gunsmoke"'s 635-episode count to have highest episode count of any series on TV

Fictional TV Character Homer Simpson
Fictional TV Character
Homer Simpson
Actor Hank Azaria
Actor
Hank Azaria
  • Apr 30 Superhero film "Avengers: Infinity War" sets new record for an opening weekend earning $250 million in the US, $630 million worldwide

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Apr 30 New species of water beetle from Malaysian Borneo’s Maliau Basin named after actor Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Apr 30 World's oldest known spider, a female trapdoor, dies after being killed by a wasp sting in Western Australia, aged 43
  • Apr 30 Coordinated double suicide attack kills 36 in Kabul, Afghanistan, including nine journalists
  • Apr 30 Etienne Terrus art museum in Elne, France, reveals half of its collection are fakes
  • Apr 30 Sajid Javid is named UK Home Secretary by Prome Minister Teresa May
  • Apr 30 Pakistani city of Nawabshah sets global record for an April temperature, recording high of 50.2C
  • May 1 Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah becomes the first African to be named England Football Writers' Footballer of the Year.
  • May 1 Chinese authorities label British cartoon "Peppa Pig" subversive and it is removed from the Douyin video website
  • May 1 Violent May Day protests in Paris by far-left Black Blocs group result in 200 arrests
  • May 1 Scotland is the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price on alcohol
  • May 2 E. coli outbreak linked to Romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, reports the first fatality with 121 cases across 25 US states

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May 2 Kanye West widely criticized for saying "slavery is a choice" in TMZ interview

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
  • May 2 Indian city of Kanpur declared world's most polluted city by WHO with 14 other Indian cities in the top 20
  • May 2 Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan asks widespread protests to halt after ruling Republican party said it would support his bid to be Prime Minister
  • May 2 Spanish Basque separatist group Eta announces it will be formally disbanding after 50 years
  • May 2 Date for first humans or hominins in the Philippines pushed back ten-fold after report of site on Luzon with butchered rhinoceros 709,000 years ago
  • May 2 New research show plants "talk" to each other through their roots and the soil in study on corn published in journal "Plos One"
  • May 2 Iowa passes US's strictest abortion ban, based on a fetal heartbeat
  • May 3 Indian government confirms around 110 people have died in dust storms in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the last 9 days
  • May 3 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences members vote to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

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May 3 Bollywood actors both posthumously recognized at India's National Film Awards; Sridevi Kapoor Best Actress for "Mum" and Vinod Khanna recieves Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • May 3 Kilauea volcano on Big Island, Hawaii begins erupting forcing the evacuation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and residential areas
  • May 3 Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan becomes NFL's first $30m per season player after agreeing to $150m contract extension
  • May 4 LA Angels 1st baseman Albert Pujols collects his 3,000th MLB hit in a 5-0 win v Mariners in Seattle
  • May 4 California overtakes Great Britain to become the worlds fifth largest economy
  • May 5 144th Kentucky Derby: 52 year old Mike Smith wins his second Derby aboard Justify
  • May 5 Former Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson suffers a brain haemorrhage and is hospitalised; recovers

Music releaseMusic Single

May 5 Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover releases the music video to new single "This is America" to wide acclaim

Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover
  • May 5 Electric cigarette explodes killing a man in St. Petersburg, Florida, first death from a vaping product
  • May 7 Vladimir Putin is sworn in as Russian President for another 6 years
  • May 7 More mudslides in Rwanda kill 18 people bringing the year's death toll to 200
  • May 7 Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study
  • May 7 World Snooker Championship: Welshman Mark Williams wins beating John Higgins 18-16 in Sheffield and, as promised, does his press conference in the nude
  • May 7 Iran-Contra figure Oliver North announced as the new President of the US National Rifle Association

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May 7 Met Gala 2018 "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' is hosted by Anna Wintour, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and Rihanna wearing a Pope-inspired outfit

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Magazine Editor Anna Wintour
Magazine Editor
Anna Wintour
  • May 8 President Trump pulls the US out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal
  • May 8 Ebola outbreak declared in north-west Democratic Republic of Congo with 2 confirmed cases and 17 deaths
  • May 8 Paris St-Germain seals the French domestic football treble with a 2-0 win over 3rd Div Les Herbiers in the French Cup Final at the Stade de France
  • May 8 Seattle Mariners MLB left-hander James Paxton hurls a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto
  • May 8 Largest-ever wave at 23.8m recorded in the South Hemisphere at Campbell Island by New Zealand scientists
  • May 9 Manchester City smashes EPL records in 3-1 win over Brighton - most goals (105), most points (97) and most wins (31)

Election of InterestMalaysian 14th General Election

May 9 Historic win in Malaysian general election by opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan led by former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, defeating Prime Minister Najib Razak and ending 61 years of rule by the Barisan Nasional coalition
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  • May 9 Walmart takes a majority stake in Indian online retailer Flipkart for 16 billion
  • May 9 India's Supreme Court criticises the country’s archaeological conservation body for failing to protect the Taj Mahal from discoloration and green slime

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May 9 Iranians and their president Hassan Rouhani react angrily to President Trump pulling the US out the Iran Nuclear deal

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • May 9 Dam bursts after heavy rains near Solai, Kenya, killing at least 41
  • May 9 Nicaraguan anti-government protests involving tens of thousands take place in Managua and Matagalpa y Chinandega
  • May 9 Oldest viral DNA, a form of hepatitis B, reported discovered in 7,000 year old skeleton found in Germany
  • May 9 Argentina announces talks with the IMF amid a new financial crisis with interest rates at 40%