May 2018 calendar

May 2018

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 2018.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 2018: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 2018?


  • 01 May 2018 Human rights violations during Syria Civil War: ISIL releases a video of an execution showing a prisoner being executed by explosives at Yarmouk Camp in Damascus.
  • 02 May 2018 Basque conflict: The Basque separatist group ETA, which waged an insurgency versus Spain between 1959-2011, announces its total dissolution.
  • 03 May 2018 Israel Defence Forces (IDF), while trying to breach the security fence surrounding the northern Gaza Strip, arrested a Palestinian man. He sustained injuries and was shot during his arrest.
  • 04 May 2018 (El Pais) Basque conflict: ETA's final act of dissolution takes place in Cambo-les-Bains France. In the presence of Jonathan Powell, Gerry Adams and Brian Currin, ETA is represented by politicians like Brian Currin, Brian Currin, Cuauhtemoc Carenas, Brian Currin, and Brian Currin. (El Pais). Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister, reminds a crowd about the 853 victims and reaffirms his resolve to end the 60-year-old ETA violence.
  • 05 May 2018 Six Palestinians are killed in an explosion at Deir al-Balah (Gaza), Hamas and Israel Defense Forces deny responsibility for the explosion and each blame the other.
  • 06 May 2018 Three Palestinian men were killed and two more injured by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), who opened fire on them. They were trying to undermine the Israeli-Gazan border fencing. A Hamas outpost close to the border was also attacked by the IDF, who claimed that it was used to launch incendiary kitses and other objects to try to burn Israeli fields.
  • 07 May 2018 Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present: Saudi-led Coalition airstrikes destroy Sana'a Presidential Palace, Yemen. At least six people were killed and 30 injured. Officials from the coalition claim that they targeted high-ranking Houthi officials.
  • 08 May 2018 Colombian conflict: The Colombian war crimes tribunal begins investigating atrocities committed during the 1960s war.
  • 09 May 2018 Terrorism and violence in Indonesia: Five officers were killed in a Jakarta detention center for terrorists' revolt while a sixth was held hostage. Negotiators agree to an audience with the rioters as well as Aman Abdurrahman (an inmate who heads ISIL in Indonesia), according to a request.
  • 10 May 2018 2018 Gaza border protests. The Hamas-run Ministry of Health reports that 2,064 unarmed protesters were killed by live gunshots and 1,094 died from gas suffocation. [ (Xinhuanet)Senior Hamas member Yehiyeh Sinwar suggests that tens of thousands of Palestinian protestors may try to cross the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
  • 11 May 2018 After six weeks of protests, the Israel Defense Forces open fire again with tear gas and live bullets on Palestinian protestors. One person has been killed, and 146 more are injured. Some protestors also throw stones and burn tires.
  • 12 May 2018 Unrest in Burundi (2015-present), 26 people were killed in Cibitoke Province. According to the country's security minister, an unknown terrorist group was responsible for the attack on civilians living in their homes.
  • 13 May 2018 Terrorism and violence in Indonesia: Surabaya bombings result in at least 13 deaths and over 40 injuries in a series suicide bombings that took place at three churches in Surabaya in Indonesia.
  • 14 May 2018 Surabaya bombings. An Indonesian family is believed to be linked to terrorist group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah. All four of the attackers are killed and six civilians are injured. Four police officers are also hurt in the attack.
  • 15 May 2018 2018 Gaza border protests. The Israeli Army reported that around 4,000 Palestinians are protesting at five locations near the Gaza border. They were throwing Molotov cocktails at soldiers and setting fire to cars. Two protesters are killed by the Israeli Army. More than 100 others are injured or injures by live fire and teargas.
  • 16 May 2018 Afghanistan War (2001-present: Battle of Farah): Taliban forces claim that they have taken control the western city Farah, after fighting for two days. After a similar attack on Kunduz 2015, it is now the second provincial capital temporarily taken over.
  • 17 May 2018 International military intervention against ISIL. Denmark announces partial withdrawal of its special forces in Iraq after the fall of ISIL.
  • 18 May 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting: In Texas, United States, a school shooting occurs at Santa Fe High School. Twelve others are hurt and eight students are killed, along with two teachers. (KTRK-TV),
  • 19 May 2018 Russian military intervention in Ukraine: Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation reports that Russian-led militants attacked Ukrainian troops in Donbas 43 times in the last 24 hours. They used artillery systems, 120mm mortars, and 82mm mortars ten times each, but there were no casualties among Ukrainian servicemen. Two militants have been killed and three more are injured, according to intelligence data.
  • 20 May 2018 2018 Lower Puna Eruption: Lava continues to spew from Kilauea (Hawaii) fissures, reaching the Pacific Ocean, and severely injuring one person.
  • 21 May 2018 Economy of Japan: Sony has agreed to a $2.3billion deal in which they will purchase a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing. This deal will allow Sony to indirectly own 90% the music publisher and its 2 million songs.
  • 22 May 2018 Southern Damascus offensive (April-May 2018, Syria): The Syrian government declares Damascus, its environs "completely safe" after taking Yarmouk Camp from ISIL and Hajar al Aswad.
  • 23 May 2018 Transport in Iran: Truck owners and drivers from Iran start striking in seven provinces in protest at poor working conditions.
  • 24 May 2018 Mississauga Restaurant Bombing: 15 people were injured when two suspects set off an improvised explosive device in a Mississauga restaurant. The suspects fled immediately. (Reuters),
  • 25 May 2018 Noblesville West Middle School shootings: Two people were injured in a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School, Noblesville, Indiana. One suspect is currently in police custody.
  • 26 May 2018 2018 Lower Puna eruption: Many more properties destroyed by Kilauea's continuing eruption.
  • 27 May 2018 Politics in Japan: Yasuhiro Nagasone, former Japanese Prime Minister, celebrates his 100th Birthday.
  • 28 May 2018 Polish Foreign Relations: The Minister of Defence Mariusz Blaszczak claims that he has spoken to U.S. officials in Washington D.C. recently about permanent stationing thousands of U.S. soldiers in Poland as a means of deterring Russia.
  • 29 May 2018 2018 Liege attack: Three people are killed, including two officers from the Belgian police, in Liege. Four officers were also injured in the shooting. Police later killed the gunman who took a female hostage.
  • 30 May 2018 Ukrainian crisis: Arkady Bachenko, who was assassinated in Kiev, Ukraine yesterday, claims that the assassination had been staged.
  • 31 May 2018 2018 Nicaraguan protests: After violent protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, Catholic bishops have cancelled the Episcopal Conference talks they had planned with the government. According to Nicaraguan Human Rights Center 11 people were killed by pro-government armed group.
  • 12 May 2018 Paris knife attack: A man is fatally shot by police in Paris after killing one and injuring several others.


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 2018?

Princess by James Patterson, Rees Jones



#1 BESTSELLING WRITER, #1 Bestselling Series Jack Morgan is offered an invitation to meet Princess Caroline, the third in line to inherit the British throne. He boards his Gulfstream jet and flew straight to London.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

I'll Be Gone in the Dark


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The true story of the serial rapist and murderer who terrorized California in the 70s and 80s. Also, the tragic tale of the journalist who was investigating the case and died tragically.

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

War Storm


VICTORY COMES AT a PRICE. Mare Barrow was almost destroyed by Cal's treachery.

Twisted Prey by John Sandford

Twisted Prey


In this exciting #1 New York Times-bestselling novel, Lucas Davenport faces an old foe, now a powerful U.S. Senator. Lucas Davenport had previously crossed paths with her.

Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston



This is a major literary event. A newly published work by Alice Walker, author of American classic They Eyes Were Looking God, beautifully illuminates the injustices and horrors of slavery. It also tells the story of Alice Walker, who was …