Thursday May 2, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 2: Day of the Week

May 2, 2024 is the 123rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 243 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

May 2 Historical Event(s)

1559
John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation.
1670
King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson’s Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
1808
Outbreak of the Peninsular War: The people of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation. Francisco de Goya later memorializes this event in his painting The Second of May 1808.
1866
Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
1876
The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.
1885
The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.
1932
Comedian Jack Benny’s radio show airs for the first time.
1964
First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
1989
Hungary begins dismantling its border fence with Austria, which allows a number of East Germans to defect.
2008
Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.

Who were born on May 2?

1887
Eddie Collins, American baseball player (d. 1951)
1936
Michael Rabin, American violinist (d. 1972)
1937
Lorenzo Music, American actor (d. 2001)
1946
Lesley Gore, American singer
1952
Christine Baranski, American actress
1956
Amir Mokri, Iranian-born American cinematographer
1968
Hikaru Midorikawa, Japanese voice actor
1979
Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Christa Rigozzi, Swiss model
1985
Kyle Busch, American racing driver

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