2021 May

May 7: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on May 7

May 7th is officially Cosmopolitan Day & Roast Leg of Lamb Day.

We made it to day 127 of the year and there’s 238 days left to go until we reach the new year.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the zodiac sign of Taurus.

There were so many incredible events that happened on this day throughout history, and that’s what we’re going to look at today. Here you’ll find not only historical events, but also facts about this day and so much more!

Did you know that on this day in 1946, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering was founded? It would go on to become Sony and started out with only 8 employees.

Keep reading for more facts about May 7th in history!

What Happened On May 7 In History?

1999

The Mummy directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, premiered in the US.

1997

The sci-fi film “The Fifth Element” written and directed by Luc Besson was released.

At the time, "The Fifth Element" was the most expensive European film ever made, and cost $90 million dollars.
1994

Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” was found at a hotel, just 3 months after it had been stolen from a museum.

1975

President Gerald Ford declares an end to the “Vietnam Era”.

The additional week was included as a way to designate special privileges to those who in the armed forces at the time.
1975

A NASA X-ray astronomy space telescope, called “Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 53” was launched into space.

1958

US Air Force Major Howard Johnson set the world aircraft altitude record in a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. He broke the world altitude record by flying to 91,243 feet.

OTD in 1958: US Air Force Major Howard Johnson set the world aircraft altitude record in a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. He broke the world altitude record by flying to 91
1946

Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, later renamed to Sony, was founded with approximately 20 employees.

1945

The Germans surrendered to the Allies.

In World War II, General Alfred Jodl at Rheims signed the unconditional surrender of all German forces. Initially, the General tried to limit the terms. However, General Dwight Eisenhower demanded complete surrender which was met.
1847

The American Medical Association was formed.

Their mission was "to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health."
1824

Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th (Chorale) Symphony premiered in Vienna.

OTD in 1824: Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony premiered in Vienna.
Often regarded as his greatest work, this choral symphony was the last complete symphony composed by Beethoven. It is widely accepted as his greatest work and a significant achievement to the history of western music. It remains as one of the most performed symphonies in the world.
1789

The first inaugural ball was held.

One week after the inauguration of George Washington, the first inaugural ball was held by sponsors in New York City. However, it didn't become a tradition until the 4th President, James Madison.

Did you know that on this day, May 7th 1946, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering was founded?