Historical Events on May 3 (Part 2)

  • 2002 A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.
  • 2003 129th Kentucky Derby: Jose Santos aboard Funny Cide wins in 2:01.19
  • 2003 New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses.

From Under the Cork Tree

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

Kentucky Derby

2008 134th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins by nearly 5 lengths; runner-up Eight Belles euthanised after fracturing both front ankles; first fatality in Derby history

  • 2012 59th National Film Awards (India): "Deool" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2013 60th National Film Awards (India): "Paan Singh Tomar" 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

  • 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 62nd National Film Awards (India): "Court" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2015 Chelsea wins the 2014–15 English football Premier League
  • 2016 Ted Cruz suspends his campaign to be the Republican Presidential nominee

Film & TV History

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

  • 2018 Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan becomes NFL's first $30m per season player after agreeing to $150m contract extension

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 Indian government confirms around 110 people have died in dust storms in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the last 9 days
  • 2018 Kilauea volcano on Big Island, Hawaii begins erupting forcing the evacuation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and residential areas
  • 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
  • 2020 Brazilian confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 100,000 with the death toll at 7,025, the 9th country to do so

Event of Interest

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

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

  • 2021 DR Congo announces the end of the latest Ebola outbreak after three months with a death toll of six
  • 2021 Former U.S. Senator and astronaut Bill Nelson, becomes Administrator of NASA
  • 2021 German police announce operation and arrests into 'Boystown' world's largest child abuse image website with 400,000 members worldwide [1]
  • 2021 Subway overpass carrying a train collapses in Mexico City killing at least 24 people
  • 2021 US Environmental Protection Agency takes first significant step against climate change by announcing new limits on hydrofluorocarbons (-85% over 15 years) [1]
  • 2021 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Mark Selby wins his 4th world title with an 18-15 win over countryman Shaun Murphy
  • 2022 Heatwave continues across North and Central India disproportionally affecting the poor, with March and April temperatures the hottest ever recorded in 122 years [1]
  • 2022 US government says W.N.B.A. player Brittney Griner has been "wrongfully detained" in Russia, after being taken into custody when drugs were found in her luggage in Feb 2022 [1]
  • 2023 13-year old Serbian student shoots and kills nine people at his Belgrade school, eight students and a security guard, before handing himself in [1]

Ajay Banga Elected to World BanK

2023 Ajay Banga is elected President of the World Bank after being nominated by US President Joe Biden [1]

Sports History

2023 Manchester City's Norwegian striker Erling Haaland scores in a 3-0 win over West Ham to set a new record for most goals scored in a single Premier League season (35)

  • 2023 MLB LA Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani joins NY Yankee legend Babe Ruth as only pitcher to strike out 500 batters and hit over 100 career home runs in 6-4 over the Cardinals in St. Louis

Drone Attack on the Kremlin

2023 Mysterious explosive drone attack on the Kremlin in Moscow has no clear motive or link to people behind it, despite Russian claim it was attempt to assassinate Vladimir Putin, amid Ukrainian and US denials [1]