May 3: Day of the Week
May 3, 2020 is the 124th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1491Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.
- 1815Neapolitan War: Joachim Murat, King of Naples is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive engagement of the war.
- 1860Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
- 1913Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry.
- 1915The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
- 1942World War II: Japanese naval troops invade Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands during the first part of Operation Mo that results in the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United States and Australia.
- 1952The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time on the CBS network.
- 2000The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
- 2001The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
- 2003New Hampshire’s famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses.
Who were born on May 3?
- 1896Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)
- 1915Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer (d. 2003)
- 1934Frankie Valli, American singer (The Four Seasons)
- 1945Davey Lopes, American baseball player and coach
- 1946Norm Chow, American football coach
- 1963Jamie Reeves, British strongman
- 1965Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian self-made businessman
- 1978Paul Banks, American vocalist (Interpol)
- 1981Farrah Franklin, American singer (former member of Destiny’s Child)
- 1983Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer
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