May 2nd: What is special about this date?

May 2nd marks the 122nd day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 123rd in case of leap years). There are 243 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on May 2nd, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 2nd and what happened on May 2nd in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 2nd.


May 2nd: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 2nd there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Lesley Gore
    Lesley Gore (1946)

    Lesley gore was an american pop singer known for her hit song 'it's my party' and for being a prominent figure in the 1960s music scene.

  • David Suchet
    David Suchet (1946)

    David suchet is an english actor and producer best known for his portrayal of agatha christie's detective hercule poirot in the long-running...

  • Dwayne Johnson
    Dwayne Johnson (1972)

    Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler from american/canadian.

  • Christine Baranski
    Christine Baranski (1952)

    Christine baranski is a renowned american actress known for her roles in movies and television, including her portrayal of diane lockhart in...

  • Serge Reggiani
    Serge Reggiani (1922)

    Italian/french singer and actor.

  • Satyajit Ray
    Satyajit Ray (1921)

    Indian filmmaker, widely regarded as one the greatest auteurs in world cinema.

  • Mitzi Kapture
    Mitzi Kapture (1962)

    Mitzi Kapture is an actress best known for her role in the TV series 'Silk Stalkings'.

  • Kay Panabaker
    Kay Panabaker (1990)

    American actress.

  • Brian Aherne
    Brian Aherne (1902)

    British-american actor who made his acting debut in 1923.

  • Brian Tochi
    Brian Tochi (1959)

    American actor, who has been a guest-star and starring role on many television series throughout his career.

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May 2nd: who died on this date?

On May 2nd the following celebrities died:

  • Maidie Norman
    Maidie Norman (1998)

    Maidie norman was an american actress known for her roles in films such as 'what ever happened to baby jane?' and 'the long, hot summer'.

  • Oliver Reed
    Oliver Reed (1999)

    British actor.

  • Lynn Redgrave
    Lynn Redgrave (2010)

    British-american actress, rachel kempson, is the daughter of sir michael redgrave, an actor from bristol, and rachel kempson, actress from...

  • Caryl Chessman
    Caryl Chessman (1960)

    American homicide.

  • Michael Hordern
    Michael Hordern (1995)

    Hertfordshire (england) -- actor (friar doingo-shogun).

  • Gene Raymond
    Gene Raymond (1998)

    Nyc, new york -- actor.

  • Efrem Zimbalist
    Efrem Zimbalist (2014)


  • Vincenta Da Vinci (1519)

    Renowned Italian artist known for iconic works like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

  • Leonardo da Vinci (1519)

    A renowned Renaissance polymath, known for his masterpieces such as the 'Mona Lisa' and 'The Last Supper', as well as his groundbreaking...

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May 2nd: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 2nd, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Taurus according to the Western Zodiac.

Taurus zodiac sign

May 2nd: what is special about the Taurus sign?

The Taurus sign encompasses people born between April 20th and May 20th.

You can discover Taurus's personality traits and attitude and Taurus's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Taurus born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 2nd: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 2nd in history:

  • May 2, 1902: A Trip To The Moon, the 1st science fiction film released
  • May 2, 1916: US President Wilson signs Harrison Drug Act.
  • May 2, 1924: Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR.
  • May 2, 1928: KPQ-AM in Wenatchee WA begins radio transmissions
  • May 2, 1932: Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (Good Earth)
  • May 2, 1953: 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02.
  • May 2, 1954: Stan Musial hits five homeruns in a doubleheader.
  • May 2, 1956: US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus.
  • May 2, 1972: Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine - 126 die (Kellogg, Idaho, USA).
  • May 2, 1973: Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries sells a US 1868 3-cent rose George Washington postage stamp with "B" grill embossing for US$23,000 The stamp is one of four known; this is the first time one is sold at public auction.
  • May 2, 2007: Taliban gunmen kill Abdul Sabur Farid (a former Prime Minister and member of the House of Elders) in Afghanistan.
  • May 2, 2019: 2019 North Indian Ocean Cyclone Season: Evacuation of around 800,000 people is in progress as Extremely Serious Cyclonic Storm Fani moves toward Odisha (formerly Orissa). It is expected to landfall Friday with winds of more than 200 km/h (127mph).

What day of the year is May 2nd?

May 2nd marks the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 123rd in case of leap years).

There are 243 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 2nd is the 2nd day of the month of May.