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Wednesday May 4, 2022

May 4: Day of the Week

May 4, 2022 was the 124th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 241 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1415
    Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.
  • 1626
    Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrives in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the See Meeuw.
  • 1776
    Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.
  • 1814
    King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
  • 1871
    The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • 1945
    World War II: The North Germany Army surrenders to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
  • 1949
    The entire Torino football team (except for two players who did not take the trip: Sauro Tomà, due to an injury and Renato Gandolfi, because of coach request) is killed in a plane crash at the Superga hill at the edge of Turin, Italy.
  • 1982
    Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.
  • 2001
    The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
  • 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?

  • 1820
    Julia Tyler, First Lady of the United States (d. 1889)
  • 1903
    Luther Adler, American stage actor (d. 1984)
  • 1919
    Dory Funk, Professional wrestler (d. 1973)
  • 1958
    Antonis Minou, Greek footballer
  • 1961
    Luis Herrera, Colombian cyclist
  • 1967
    Ana Gasteyer, American actress
  • 1970
    Will Arnett, American actor
  • 1980
    Franziska Weisz, Austrian actress
  • 1984
    Montell Owens, American football player
  • 1988
    Georgios Ioannidis, Greek footballer

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