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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 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.

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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)

  • 1256
    The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.
  • 1675
    King Charles II of England orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
  • 1686
    The Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
  • 1859
    The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.
  • 1871
    The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: The North Germany Army surrenders to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
  • 1959
    The 1st Grammy Awards are held.
  • 1982
    Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.
  • 2002
    An 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?

  • 1918
    Tanaka Kakuei, Japanese political leader (d. 1993)
  • 1923
    Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery (d. 2006)
  • 1928
    Maynard Ferguson, Canadian musician (d. 2006)
  • 1938
    Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer
  • 1960
    Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian
  • 1969
    Micah Aivazoff, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Giorgos Tsiaras, Greek basketball player
  • 1982
    Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer
  • 1985
    Anthony Fedorov, American singer
  • 1987
    Cesc Fàbregas, Spanish footballer

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