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Saturday May 4, 2019

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.

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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.

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May 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 1436
    Assasination of the Swedish rebel (later national hero) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
  • 1675
    King Charles II of England orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
  • 1814
    King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
  • 1912
    Italy occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.
  • 1919
    May Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Chinese territory to Japan.
  • 1953
    Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
  • 1988
    The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of space shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.
  • 1989
    Iran-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.
  • 1994
    Israeli 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.
  • 2000
    Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.

Who were born on May 4?

  • 1654
    Kangxi Emperor of China (d. 1722)
  • 1937
    Mr. Fuji, Former professional wrestler
  • 1937
    Ron Carter, American jazz bassist
  • 1958
    Antonis Minou, Greek footballer
  • 1958
    Delbert Fowler, American football player
  • 1958
    Keith Haring, American graphical artist (d. 1990)
  • 1972
    Mike Dirnt, American musician (Green Day)
  • 1973
    Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine footballer
  • 1979
    Lance Bass, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • 1980
    Andrew Raycroft, Canadian ice hockey player

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