Friday May 3, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 3: Day of the Week

May 3, 2024 is the 124th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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.

May 3 Historical Event(s)

1830
The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened. It is the first steam hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel.
1901
The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida.
1921
West Virginia becomes the first state to legislate a broad sales tax, but does not implement it until a number of years later due to issues surrounding its enforcement.
1948
The U.S. Supreme Court rules, in Shelley v. Kraemer, that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities are legally unenforceable.
1951
The United States Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees begin their closed door hearings into the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry Truman.
1952
The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time on the CBS network.
1960
The Off-Broadway musical comedy, The Fantasticks, opens in New York City’s Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time.
1973
The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1.451 feet as the world’s tallest building.
1978
The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as “spam”) is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.
1987
A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop restrictor plate racing the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega.

Who were born on May 3?

1873
Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian general (d. 1945)
1903
Bing Crosby, American singer and actor (d. 1977)
1932
Robert Osborne, American film historian
1933
Alex Cord, American actor
1933
James Brown, American singer and dancer (d. 2006)
1933
Steven Weinberg, American physicist, Nobel laureate
1946
Greg Gumbel, American broadcaster
1958
Kevin Kilner, American actor
1980
Marcel Vigneron, American chef (Top Chef)
1983
Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer

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