2002 Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:00:10.871 (267.954 km/h)
2002 55th Cannes Film Festival: "The Pianist" directed by Roman Polanski wins the Palme d'Or
2002Eminem releases his 4th studio album “The Eminem Show” (2002 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best Rap Album 2003)
2003 Only three days after a previous record, Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes. The tourism ministry of Nepal confirms this record in July that year.
2004 The New York Times publishes admission of journalistic failings, claims its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism during buildup to 2003 Iraq War helped promote belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
2004 The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
2004 39th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win
2004 12th UEFA Champions League Final: Porto beats AS Monaco 3-0 at Gelsenkirchen
2006 The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 5,700 people, leaves 200,000 homeless.
2009 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Carolina Hurricanes, 4 games to 0
2012 A gunman in the Finnish town of Hyvinkaa kills 2, wounds 7
Event of Interest
2012 Pope Benedict XVI's butler is arrested for allegedly leaking confidential documents
2012 57th Eurovision Song Contest: Loreen for Sweden wins singing "Euphoria" in Baku
2013 The Mumbai Indians defeat the Chennai Super Kings to win the Indian 20/20 Premier League
2013 Golfer Matteo Manassero wins the BMW PGA Championship
2013 Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins in 2:40:03.4181 (301.644 km/h)
2013 66th Cannes Film Festival: "Blue Is the Warmest Colour" directed by Abdellatif Kechiche wins the Palme d'Or. The two main actresses in the film, Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux also awarded