May 4: Day of the Week
May 4, 2020 was the 125th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 241 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1776Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.
- 1869The Naval Battle of Hakodate Bay is fought in Japan.
- 1871The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
- 1886Haymarket Square Riot: A bomb is thrown at policemen trying to break up a labor rally in Chicago, Illinois, United States, killing eight and wounding 60. The police fire into the crowd.
- 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.
- 1974An all-female Japanese team reaches the summit of Manaslu, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.
- 1990Latvia proclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation.
- 2001The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
- 2002An EAS Airlines BAC 1-11-500 crashes in a suburb of Kano, Nigeria shortly after takeoff killing more than 148 people.
Who were born on May 4?
- 1870Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (d. 1960)
- 1931Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor
- 1942Nickolas Ashford, American record producer, songwriter, and musician (Ashford and Simpson)
- 1947Willem van Beusekom, Dutch broadcaster and Radio DJ (d. 2006)
- 1949John Force, American race car driver
- 1958Antonis Minou, Greek footballer
- 1961Luis Herrera, Colombian cyclist
- 1964Mónica Bardem, Spanish actress
- 1975Laci Peterson, American murder victim (d. 2002)
- 1983Jesse Moss, Canadian actor
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