May 3: Day of the Week
May 3, 2019 was the 123rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 242 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1791The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
- 1802Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city.
- 1808Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
- 1808Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are executed near Príncipe Pío hill.
- 1860Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
- 1901The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida.
- 1947New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
- 1957Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
- 1960The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- 2001The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
Who were born on May 3?
- 1446Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1503)
- 1895Cornelius Van Til, philosopher and Christian apologist (d. 1987)
- 1917Betty Comden, American lyricist (d. 2006)
- 1921Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (d. 1989)
- 1934Frankie Valli, American singer (The Four Seasons)
- 1945Davey Lopes, American baseball player and coach
- 1975Valentino Lanús, Mexican actor
- 1976Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player
- 1978Lawrence Tynes, American football player
- 1987Lina Grinčikaitė, Lithuanian sprinter
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