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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1256The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.
- 1675King Charles II of England orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
- 1686The Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
- 1859The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.
- 1871The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
- 1919May Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Chinese territory to Japan.
- 1945World War II: The North Germany Army surrenders to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
- 1959The 1st Grammy Awards are held.
- 1982Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.
- 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?
- 1918Tanaka Kakuei, Japanese political leader (d. 1993)
- 1923Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery (d. 2006)
- 1928Maynard Ferguson, Canadian musician (d. 2006)
- 1938Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer
- 1960Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian
- 1969Micah Aivazoff, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1982Giorgos Tsiaras, Greek basketball player
- 1982Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer
- 1985Anthony Fedorov, American singer
- 1987Cesc Fàbregas, Spanish footballer
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