On This Day

Historical Events on May 3 (Part 2)

Album Release

2005 Fall Out Boy's breakthrough album "From Under the Cork Tree" is released through Island Records

  • 2006 Armavia Flight 967 crashes into the Black Sea, killing 113 people on board, with no survivors
  • 2006 Zacarias Moussaoui is sentenced to life in prison in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 2007 British girl Madeleine McCann disappears from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal
  • 2008 134th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 2:01.82
  • 2012 59th National Film Awards (India): "Deool" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2013 Aorun zhaoi, a Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 million years ago, is discovered in China

Music History

2013 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

  • 2013 60th National Film Awards (India): "Paan Singh Tomar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2014 140th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboad California Chrome wins in 2:03.66
  • 2014 61st National Film Awards (India): "Ship of Theseus" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2015 Chelsea wins the 2014–15 English football Premier League
  • 2015 62nd National Film Awards (India): "Court" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2016 Ted Cruz suspends his campaign to be the Republican Presidential nominee
  • 2018 Indian government confirms around 110 people have died in dust storms in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the last 9 days

Film & TV History

2018 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences members vote to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

Film & TV History

2018 Bollywood actors both posthumously recognized at India's National Film Awards; Sridevi Kapoor Best Actress for "Mum" and Vinod Khanna receives Dadasaheb Phalke award.

  • 2018 Kilauea volcano on Big Island, Hawaii begins erupting forcing the evacuation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and residential areas
  • 2018 Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan becomes NFL's first $30m per season player after agreeing to $150m contract extension
  • 2019 Cyclone Fani strikes Odisha State, India and Bangladesh, killing 33 people after one of the biggest human evacuations ever - 1.2 million in India in 24 hours

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China responsible for the spread and severity of COVID-19 and should be held accountable

Historic Event

2020 Investor Warren Buffett dumps his holdings in four major US airlines saying "the world has changed" for aviation, reflecting an increasingly bleak outlook for the industry

  • 2020 Brazilian confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 100,000 with the death toll at 7,025, the 9th country to do so
  • 2021 US Environmental Protection Agency takes first significant step against climate change by announcing new limits on hydrofluorocarbons (-85% over 15 years) [1]
  • 2021 German police announce operation and arrests into 'Boystown' world's largest child abuse image website with 400,000 members worldwide [1]
  • 2021 Former U.S. Senator and astronaut Bill Nelson, becomes Administrator of NASA
  • 2021 DR Congo announces the end of the latest Ebola outbreak after three months with a death toll of six
  • 2021 Subway overpass carrying a train collapses in Mexico City killing at least 24 people