May 5 Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on May 5. From 1900 until now. May 5 is under the sign of Taurus. Famous birthdays on this day include Chris Brown (1989), Adele (singer) (1988) and Henry Cavill (1983). Several movies were released around May 5 over the years, such as City on Fire in 2023 directed by Alvin Rakoff and Black Knight in 2023 directed by Gil Junger.
But much more happened on May 5 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 5 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 5?


  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
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  • 2019 Gaza-Israel clashes (May 2019, Iran-Israel proxy Conflict: Hamas, Iran-Israel proxy conflict. Hamas and other militants in the Gaza Strip fire hundreds upon Israel. Two Israeli civilians were killed in Ashkelon and another in Ashdod. At least 23 Palestinians were killed in retaliatory Israeli strikes against Gaza, including a Hamas senior commander.
  • 2018 Six Palestinians are killed in an explosion at Deir al-Balah (Gaza), Hamas and Israel Defense Forces deny responsibility for the explosion and each blame the other.
  • 2017 Syria Civil War: Russia and Turkey agree to create four "safe zones" in Syria. All military aircraft, including those from Turkey, Russia, and the United States, will be prohibited from flying over these areas. (Reuters) (Fox News). The long-awaited safe zones were welcomed by the United Nations, but they have been rejected both by the Kurdish PYD and Syrian rebels.
  • 2016 Syria Civil War: Twelve people have been killed and many more injured in twin explosions that occurred in central Syria. (USA Today). 28 people were killed in an airstrike on a camp housing Syrian refugees near the border with Turkey and Syria. This includes children, women, and even children.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 5 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 5 over the years?
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Eloise by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight


Year: 1956


Meet Eloise, the adorable little darling of The Plaza Hotel in New York!

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Year: 2000


This is the third book in Harry Potter's bestselling series. It features stunning full-color illustrations by Jim Kay, an award-winning artist! Sirius Black was a notorious prisoner in Azkaban's dreadful fortress. He was held there for twelve long years.

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

A Distant Mirror

Year: 1979


Barbara W. Tuchman, the acclaimed author of The Guns of August, won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. She once again uses her gifts for character, history and sparkling prose to create an amazing portrait of medieval life.

The Collector by Nora Roberts

The Collector

Year: 2014


The #1 New York Times Bestseller Nora Roberts presents a novel about a woman that needs nothing and a man who sees all. It also explores the web of deceit and greed that binds them together and could cause them …

Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier

Kiss Me Again, Stranger

Year: 1953


Kiss me again stranger: A collection eight stories, both long and short.

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