May 4: Day of the Week
May 4, 2019 was the 124th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 241 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1436Assasination of the Swedish rebel (later national hero) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
- 1675King Charles II of England orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
- 1814King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
- 1912Italy occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.
- 1919May Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Chinese territory to Japan.
- 1953Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
- 1988The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of space shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.
- 1989Iran-Contra Affair: Former White House aide Oliver North is convicted of three crimes and acquitted of nine other charges. The convictions, however, are later overturned on appeal.
- 1994Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat sign a peace accord regarding Palestinian autonomy granting self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
- 2000Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
Who were born on May 4?
- 1654Kangxi Emperor of China (d. 1722)
- 1937Mr. Fuji, Former professional wrestler
- 1937Ron Carter, American jazz bassist
- 1958Antonis Minou, Greek footballer
- 1958Delbert Fowler, American football player
- 1958Keith Haring, American graphical artist (d. 1990)
- 1972Mike Dirnt, American musician (Green Day)
- 1973Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine footballer
- 1979Lance Bass, American singer (*NSYNC)
- 1980Andrew Raycroft, Canadian ice hockey player
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