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Tuesday May 4, 2021

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.

May 2021
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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)

  • 1776
    Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.
  • 1869
    The Naval Battle of Hakodate Bay is fought in Japan.
  • 1912
    Italy occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.
  • 1945
    World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.
  • 1959
    The 1st Grammy Awards are held.
  • 1988
    The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of space shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.
  • 1989
    Iran-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.
  • 1990
    Latvia proclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation.
  • 1994
    Israeli 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.
  • 2001
    The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.

Who were born on May 4?

  • 1873
    Joe De Grasse, Canadian film director (d. 1940)
  • 1889
    Francis Cardinal Spellman, American religious leader (d. 1967)
  • 1913
    Lady Katherine Brandram, née Princess of Greece and Denmark (d. 2007)
  • 1918
    Tanaka Kakuei, Japanese political leader (d. 1993)
  • 1923
    Eric Sykes, British actor and comedian
  • 1929
    Sidney Lamb, American linguist
  • 1943
    Georgi Asparuhov, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1959
    Scott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee
  • 1960
    Werner Faymann, Chancellor of Austria
  • 1977
    Emily Perkins, Canadian actress

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