May 7: Day of the Week
May 7, 2021 was the 127th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 238 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1664Louis XIV of France inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
- 1697Stockholm’s royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire. It is replaced by the current Royal Palace in the eighteenth century.
- 1832The independence of Greece is recognized by the Treaty of London. Otto of Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria is chosen King.
- 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.
- 1942During the Battle of the Coral Sea, United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attack and sink the Japanese Imperial Navy light aircraft carrier Shōhō. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
- 1964Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the FBI later reports that a cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1892Archibald MacLeish, American Librarian of Congress (d. 1982)
- 1922Darren McGavin, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1933Johnny Unitas, American football player (d. 2002)
- 1946Michael Rosen, English children’s poet
- 1953Pat McInally, American football player
- 1959Barbara Yung Mei-ling, Hong Kong actress (d. 1985)
- 1967Joe Rice, American politician
- 1975Zee, American hip hop artist
- 1978Shawn Marion, American basketball player
- 1982Ákos Buzsáky, Hungarian footballer
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