May 4: Day of the Week
May 4, 2021 is the 124th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 241 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1912Italy occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.
- 1945World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.
- 1959The 1st Grammy Awards are held.
- 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.
- 1990Latvia proclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation.
- 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.
- 2001The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
Who were born on May 4?
- 1873Joe De Grasse, Canadian film director (d. 1940)
- 1889Francis Cardinal Spellman, American religious leader (d. 1967)
- 1913Lady Katherine Brandram, née Princess of Greece and Denmark (d. 2007)
- 1918Tanaka Kakuei, Japanese political leader (d. 1993)
- 1923Eric Sykes, British actor and comedian
- 1929Sidney Lamb, American linguist
- 1943Georgi Asparuhov, Bulgarian footballer
- 1959Scott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee
- 1960Werner Faymann, Chancellor of Austria
- 1977Emily Perkins, Canadian actress
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