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May 5th

May 5th is the 125th day of the year (126th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 240 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 5th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 5th

1479 Guru Amar Das (Sikh Guru)

1818 Karl Marx (political philosopher)

Karl Marx

1883 Archibald Wavell (British military leader)

1914 Tyrone Power (actor)

1940 Lance Henriksen (actor)

1942 Tammy Wynette (singer)

Tammy Wynette

1943 Michael Palin (comedian - Monty Python, writer, TV presenter)

1957 Richard E. Grant (actor)

1981 Craig David (singer)

1983 Henry Cavill (actor)

1988 Adele (singer)

May 5th in History

1260 Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.

Kublai Khan

1821 Former French Emperor Napoleon dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena.

Napoleon Bonaparte

1836 The first railroad in continental Europe opens in Belgium.

1862 Mexican troops halt a French invasion force at the Battle of Puebla.

1866 Memorial Day first celebrated in teh United States.

1877 Sitting Bull leads the Lakota into Mexican troops halt a Canada to avoid harassment by the Mexican troops halt a US Army.

1922 Construction begins on Yankee Stadium.

1941 Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa - commemorated as Liberation Day in Ethiopia.

Haile Selassie

1946 Council of Europe established.

1955 West Germany gains full sovereignty.

1961 Alan Shepard becomes the American in space.

1980 Operation Nimrod: Special Air Service (SAS) storm the Iranian embassy which had been captured by terrorists six days earlier.

1981 Bobby Sands dies after a 66-day hunger strike in Long Kesh prison in Northern Ireland.

1992 Wolfenstein 3D computer game released for the PC.

2005 Tony Blair wins his 3rd successive general election in the UK.

May 5th is also

Liberation Day (Denmark)

Liberation Day (Ethiopia)

Liberation Day (Netherlands)

Kodomo no hi - Children's Day (Japan)

Children's Day (South Korea)

El Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)

Cinco de Mayo

Indian Immigration Day (Guyana)

Europe Day (Council of Europe)

European Flag

Martyr's Day (Albania)

Feast of Saint Angelus (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Jutta of Kulmsee (Catholicism)


People born on May 5th are Taurus


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