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Sunday May 9, 2021

May 9: Day of the Week

May 9, 2021 is the 129th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 236 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1887
    Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show opens in London.
  • 1911
    The works of Gabriele D'Annunzio placed by the Vatican in the Index of Forbidden Books.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: The SS murders 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv (Khmelnytska oblast, Ukraine). The Zoludek Ghetto (in Belarus) is destroyed and all its inhabitants murdered or deported.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Channel Islands are liberated by the British after five years of German occupation.
  • 1955
    Cold War: West Germany joins NATO.
  • 1960
    The Food and Drug Administration announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle’s Enovid, making Enovid the world’s first approved oral contraceptive pill.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 75,000 to 100,000 war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon.
  • 1980
    In Florida, Liberian freighter MV Summit Venture collides with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, making a 1,400-ft. section of the southbound span collapse. 35 people in six cars and a Greyhound bus fall 150 ft. into the water and die.
  • 1992
    Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.

Who were born on May 9?

  • 1882
    Henry J. Kaiser, American shipbuilder (d. 1967)
  • 1918
    Mike Wallace, American journalist
  • 1936
    Albert Finney, British actor
  • 1946
    Candice Bergen, American actress
  • 1956
    Wendy Crewson, Canadian actress
  • 1971
    Paul McGuigan, English bassist (Oasis)
  • 1977
    Choi Jeong-yoon, South Korean actress
  • 1981
    Yu Yokoyama, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1983
    Gilles Müller, Luxembourgian tennis player
  • 1983
    Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player

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