May 4: Day of the Week
May 4, 2020 is the 125th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 241 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1436Assasination of the Swedish rebel (later national hero) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
- 1814Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.
- 1904Charles Stewart Rolls meets Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England.
- 1912Italy occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.
- 1946In San Francisco Bay, U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.
- 1949The 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.
- 1970Vietnam War: Kent State shootings: the Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, opens fire killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the United States’ invasion of Cambodia.
- 1974An all-female Japanese team reaches the summit of Manaslu, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.
- 1979Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- 1982Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.
Who were born on May 4?
- 1655Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian maker of musical instruments (d. 1731)
- 1918Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (d. 2004)
- 1937Dick Dale, American guitarist
- 1949Graham Swift, British author
- 1952Michael Barrymore, English comedian, actor, quiz master and entertainer
- 1961Luis Herrera, Colombian cyclist
- 1967Kate Garraway, English GMTV Presenter
- 1971Joe Borowski, American baseball player
- 1980Franziska Weisz, Austrian actress
- 1992Courtney Jines, American actress
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