May 7

May 7 is the 127th day of the Gregorian calendar ( 128th in leap years), thus still remain 238 days of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 19th century
  • 3.2 19th century
  • 3.3 20th century
  • 3.4 21st century


Politics and World Affairs

  • 0973: Otto II, co-emperor since 967, after the death of his father Otto I the sole emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 2004: Surprisingly rapid constitutional changes adopted in Turkey will increase the chances for negotiations on a subsequent EU accession. Among other things, abolished in all cases, so the death penalty.
  • 2009: The European Union sealed at the founding meeting in Prague an "Eastern Partnership" with the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus.


Science and Technology

  • 0558: The very flat dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses in an earthquake in Constantinople Opel. It is built in the next few years.
  • 1895: History of radio broadcasting: The Russian physicist Alexander Popov demonstrated the possibility of transmission and reception of electrical oscillations.


  • 2005: In Herford, designed by architect Frank Gehry Museum of Contemporary Art and Design MARTa Herford is opened. Artistic Director is the Belgian curator Jan Hoet.




Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.

Nature and Environment


  • 2010: In front of a record crowd of 77,803 spectators, the German national ice hockey team defeated the USA in the opening game of the 74th Ice Hockey World Championship for Men in the Veltins - Arena in Gelsenkirchen 2-1 after extra time.

Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.


Before the 19th century

Alexis -Claude Clairaut (* 1713)

Olympe de Gouges (* 1748)

Józef Poniatowski (* 1763)

19th century

Johannes Brahms (* 1833)

Rabindranath Thakur (* 1861)

Władysław Reymont (* 1867)

Josip Broz Tito (* 1897)

20th century




Before the 19th century

  • 0973: Otto I "the Great", East Frankish king and first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1166: William I, King of Sicily
  • 1369: Simon II de Bucy, first President of the French Parliaments'
  • 1482: Diether von Isenburg, Archbishop of Mainz
  • 1491: Benoît de Mont Ferrand, Bishop of Coutances and Lausanne
  • 1508: Nil Sorsky, Russian starets

19th century

20th century

21st Century

  • 2001: Elizabeth Reichelt, German opera singer and coloratura soprano
  • 2002: Horst Schmidt weapons, German politicians
  • 2003: František Kovaříček, Czech composer and music educator
  • 2004: Julia Boenisch, German journalist and author
  • 2004: Volker Gwinner, German composer and organist
  • 2005: Tristan Egolf, American writer
  • 2005: Jean Carrière, French writer
  • 2006: Steve Bender, German singer
  • 2007: Isabella Blow, British journalist and patroness
  • 2007: Hartwig Amman, German pastor and local historian
  • 2009: Egmont Lüftner, Austrian music manager
  • 2009: Tony Marsh, British race car driver
  • 2010: Peter Eight, German Diploma sufferers and historian
  • 2010: Francisco Aguabella, Cuban Latin jazz drummer and percussionist
  • 2011: Severiano Ballesteros, Spanish professional golfer
  • 2011: Willard Boyle, a Canadian physicist and Nobel laureate
  • 2013: Ray Harryhausen, American animator and animation technicians

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances Otto I ( HRR ), Roman- German Emperor ( Protestant)
  • St. Duje in Split, Syrian martyr and Bishop ( Catholic)
  • Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther, German -American pastor and theologian (Protestant: LCMS )
  • Name Days Gisela
  • Silke
  • Alexei

More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.

  • Day
  • Day in May