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.

May 2024

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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)

John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation.
King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson’s Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
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.
Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.
The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.
Comedian Jack Benny’s radio show airs for the first time.
First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
Hungary begins dismantling its border fence with Austria, which allows a number of East Germans to defect.
Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.

Who were born on May 2?

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

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