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Tuesday May 2, 2023

May 2: Day of the Week

May 2, 2023 is the 122nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 243 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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.

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May 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 1230
    William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
  • 1536
    Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
  • 1757
    End of Konbaung-Hanthawaddy War, and end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757)
  • 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.
  • 1918
    General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
  • 1945
    World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.
  • 1946
    The “Battle of Alcatraz” takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.
  • 1982
    Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.
  • 1994
    In a bus disaster in Poland, 32 people die.

Who were born on May 2?

  • 1360
    Yongle Emperor, of China (d. 1424)
  • 1810
    Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer (d. 1874)
  • 1910
    Alexander Bonnyman, U.S. Marine (d. 1943)
  • 1945
    Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
  • 1954
    Stephen Venables, British mountaineer
  • 1956
    David Rhodes, English guitarist
  • 1962
    Elizabeth Berridge, American actress
  • 1974
    Matt Berry, English actor
  • 1977
    Fredrik Malm, Swedish politician
  • 1980
    Tim Borowski, German footballer

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