May 3: Day of the Week
May 3, 2020 was the 124th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 242 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1808Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
- 1830The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened. It is the first steam hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel.
- 1849The May Uprising in Dresden begins – the last of the German revolutions of 1848.
- 1877Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world has its first game.
- 1915The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
- 1920A Bolshevik coup fails in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
- 1951London’s Royal Festival Hall opens with the Festival of Britain
- 1952Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.
- 1960The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- 2000The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
Who were born on May 3?
- 1849Jacob August Riis, American journalist (d. 1914)
- 1891Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet (d. 1969)
- 1892George Paget Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
- 1919Pete Seeger, American singer
- 1942Dave Marash, American journalist
- 1952Allan Wells, British athlete
- 1962Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder
- 1965Nina Garcia, Colombian-American fashion expert and television personality
- 1977Tyronn Lue, American basketball player
- 1990Miranda Chartrand, Canadian singer
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