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Sunday May 9, 2021

May 9: Day of the Week

May 9, 2021 was the 129th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 236 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 1671
    Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England’s Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
  • 1864
    Second War of Schleswig: The Danish navy defeats the Austrian and Prussian fleets in the Battle of Heligoland.
  • 1874
    The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, traveling two routes.
  • 1887
    Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show opens in London.
  • 1901
    Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
  • 1918
    World War I: Germans repel the British’s second attempt to blockade the port of Ostend, Belgium.
  • 1936
    Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.
  • 1948
    Czechoslovakia’s Ninth-of-May Constitution comes into effect.
  • 1955
    Cold War: West Germany joins NATO.
  • 2004
    Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed by a land mine under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya.

Who were born on May 9?

  • 1874
    Howard Carter, British archaeologist (d. 1939)
  • 1912
    Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (d. 1963)
  • 1914
    Denham Fouts, American male prostitute and socialite (d. 1948)
  • 1914
    Hank Snow, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1918
    Orville L. Freeman, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1919
    Arthur English, English actor and comedian (d. 1995)
  • 1936
    Glenda Jackson, English actress and politician
  • 1955
    Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1962
    John Corbett, American actor
  • 1972
    Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist

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