May The Fourth Be With You
May 4th is "Star Wars Day," celebrated around the world by fans of the films. Star Wars Day is held today because "May the Fourth" sounds a lot like the films' catch phrase, "May the orce be with you." While you might bump into a random Wookiee or Storm Trooper, you're more likely to see fans observing the Jedi holiday online.
Hats horses and mint juleps mean it's Kentucky Derby time. Crowds are gathered at churchill downs for the 138th "Run for the Roses." The Kentucky Derby dates back to 1875 when Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr. decided to hold a race in his home state of Kentucky. The first leg of the triple crown is also known as "greatest two minutes in sports."
Yankee Placed on Disabled List
Baseball's all time saves leader, Mariano Rivera, suffered a possible torn ACL shagging fly balls in the Kansas City outfield Thursday. Rivera was officially placed on the disabled list Friday but the Yankee says he will be back and he is "not going out this way."
Adam Youch of the Beastie Boys has died at the age of 47. Youch, known as MCA, had been receiving treatment for salivary gland cancer since 2009. The Beastie Boys first gained notoriety in the late 80's with their debut album 'Licensed to Ill'. Youch was also known for his efforts in the Free Tibet movement and directing many of the bands music videos. He leaves behind a wife, daughter, and his parents.
Cinco De Mayo
Cinco De Mayo is the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. In the US, it's a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. It's also a big day to eat, drink and be merry.