May 7: Day of the Week
May 7, 2021 is the 127th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 238 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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 7 Historical Event(s)
- 558In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.
- 1274In France, the Second Council of Lyons opens to regulate the election of the Pope.
- 1920The Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, opens the first exhibition by the Group of Seven.
- 1940The Norway Debate in the British House of Commons begins, and leads to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill three days later.
- 1992Three employees at a McDonald’s Restaurant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, are brutally murdered and a fourth permanently disabled after a botched robbery. It is the first “fast-food murder” in Canada.
- 1994Edvard Munch’s iconic painting The Scream is recovered undamaged after having been stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in February.
- 2000Vladimir Putin is inaugurated president of Russia
- 2002A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
- 2004American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.
- 2009Over 100 New Zealand Police officers begin a 40-hour siege of a lone gunman in Napier, New Zealand.
Who were born on May 7?
- 1892Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia (d. 1980)
- 1893Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager (d. 1985)
- 1919Eva Perón, Argentine first lady (d. 1952)
- 1933Johnny Unitas, American football player (d. 2002)
- 1945Robin Strasser, American TV soap opera actress
- 1953Ian McKay, British soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)
- 1955Peter Reckell, American actor
- 1959Michael E. Knight, American actor
- 1975Jason Tunks, Canadian discus thrower
- 1987Serge Gakpé, Togolese footballer
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