May 2: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

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. People born on this day are under the sign of Taurus. Famous birthdays on this day include King Faisal (1935), David Beckham (1975) and Dwayne Johnson (1972). Holidays and observances around the world include: World Tuna Day.
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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 2 over the years?
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City on Fire

City on Fire

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Alvin Rakoff

Black Knight

Black Knight

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Gil Junger

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Brad Furman



Release year: 2021

Directed by: Matthew Warchus

Starring: George MacKay, Andrew Scott, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Imelda Staunton, Liz White, Bill Nighy, Ben Schnetzer, Joseph Gilgun

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 2?


  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
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  • 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).
  • 2018 Basque conflict: The Basque separatist group ETA, which waged an insurgency versus Spain between 1959-2011, announces its total dissolution.
  • 2017 Syrian Civil War: According the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights), at least 38 people were killed in the attack by ISIL militants on a camp for displaced Syrians and Iraqi refugees located near Al-Shaddadah Governorate, Al-Hasakah Governorate.
  • 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: At least 14 people, including Shiite pilgrims were killed in three bombings in Baghdad. More than 30 others were injured.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 2 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Humble.
  • 2016 - Panda
  • 2015 - See You Again
  • 2014 - Happy
  • 2013 - Just Give Me A Reason
  • 2012 - Somebody That I Used To Know
  • 2011 - E.T.
  • 2010 - Nothin' On You
  • 2009 - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  • 2008 - Lollipop
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Stressed Out
  • 2015 - Shut Up And Dance
  • 2014 - Pompeii
  • 2013 - Radioactive
  • 2012 - Somebody That I Used To Know
  • 2011 - Rope
  • 2010 - Between The Lines


Which were the most popular books released around May 2 over the years?
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Hope Through Heartsongs by Mattie J. T. Stepanek

Hope Through Heartsongs

Year: 2002


Mattie Stepanek, 11, is an award-winning poet whose poetry has touched the lives and hearts of thousands. Mattie's poetry has been published in many formats, including Heartsongs and Prayer for a Journey.

Heartburn by Nora Ephron


Year: 1983


Can you write a hilarious novel about the end of a perfect marriage? The answer to this question is yes if Nora Ephron is the author.

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds

Year: 1978


"Beautiful....Compelling entertainment."--New York Times"A heart-rending epic...truly marvelous."--Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough's sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall …

A Stone For Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins

A Stone For Danny Fisher

Year: 1952


Danny Fisher was a teenager and had everything he wanted as a teenager: a dog, a summer job, flirtatious relationships, older women, and a talent in ruthless boxing.

The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan

The Last Battle

Year: 1966



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