May 5: Day of the Week
May 5, 2019 is the 125th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 240 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1260Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
- 1789In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614.
- 1821Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
- 1860Giuseppe Garibaldi sets sail from Genoa, leading the expedition of the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and giving birth to the Kingdom of Italy.
- 1904Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
- 1925The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language
- 1950Bhumibol Adulyadej crowns himself King Rama IX of Thailand.
- 1961The Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 3 – Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, making a sub-orbital flight of 15 minutes.
- 1981Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27.
- 2007All 114 aboard Kenya Airways Flight 507 die when the pilots lose control of the plane and it crashes in Douala, Cameroon.
Who were born on May 5?
- 1833Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer (d. 1905)
- 1923Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)
- 1935Bernard Pivot, French journalist and television host
- 1951Rudolf Finsterer, German rugby player and coach
- 1973Tina Yothers, American actress
- 1978Morgan Pehme, American filmmaker and writer
- 1981Craig David, English singer
- 1982Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater-canoeist
- 1985Emanuele Giaccherini, Italian footballer
- 1999Nathan Chen, American figure skater
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