May 5th: What is special about this date?

May 5th marks the 125th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 126th in case of leap years). There are 240 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on May 5th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 5th and what happened on May 5th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 5th.


May 5th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 5th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Michael Palin
    Michael Palin (1943)

    British actor, comedian, and writer.

  • Chris Brown
    Chris Brown (1989)

    American actor, singer, and dancer.

  • Henry Cavill
    Henry Cavill (1983)

    British actor, who began his acting career as albert mondego in 2002's film adaptation of the count of monte cristo.

  • Virginie Efira
    Virginie Efira (1977)

    Belgian actress, tv presenter and producer, born to andra (c) efira professor of medicine.

  • Vincent Kartheiser
    Vincent Kartheiser (1979)

    Vincent kartheiser is an american actor known for his role as pete campbell in the television series mad men.

  • Tyrone Power
    Tyrone Power (1914)

    American actor of third generation.

  • Will Arnett
    Will Arnett (1970)

    Will arnett is a canadian-american actor and comedian known for his roles in arrested development and bojack horseman.

  • John Rhys-Davies
    John Rhys-Davies (1944)

    John rhys-davies is a welsh actor known for his roles as gimli in the lord of the rings and sallah in the indiana jones films.

  • Danielle Fishel
    Danielle Fishel (1981)

    Danielle fishel is an american actress best known for her role as topanga lawrence on the tv show boy meets world.

  • Lance Henriksen
    Lance Henriksen (1940)

    Lance henriksen is an american actor known for his roles in popular films such as 'aliens' and 'the terminator'.

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May 5th: who died on this date?

On May 5th the following celebrities died:

  • John Williams
    John Williams (1983)

    English-american actor (b. 1903).

  • Jean-Claude Pascal
    Jean-Claude Pascal (1992)

    French actor (golden salamander), dies at 64.

  • Dana Wynter
    Dana Wynter (2011)

    Actress german-english (d. 2011).

  • Albert Dekker
    Albert Dekker (1968)

    Deaths from accidental suffocation at the age of 62.

  • Elisabeth Fraser
    Elisabeth Fraser (2005)

    American television, film and stage actress (born 1920).

  • Chanceler (1821)

    Key figure in the Brazilian independence movement.

  • Marri Shaw (2012)

    Renowned poet known for her evocative and emotional verses.

  • Rudolf Schön (2010)

    Austrian biologist known for his research in genetics.

  • Mihail Botvinnik (1995)

    Mihail Botvinnik was a Soviet chess grandmaster and three-time world chess champion.

  • Garl Kasell (2018)

    Garl Kasell was an American radio personality and newscaster who was the official judge and scorekeeper for the NPR news quiz show 'Wait...

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May 5th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 5th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Taurus according to the Western Zodiac.

Taurus zodiac sign

May 5th: 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 5th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 5th in history:

  • May 5, 1902: The Commonwealth Public Service Act creates Australia's Public Service.
  • May 5, 1912: 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 5, 1916: US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924.
  • May 5, 1925: Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (16 total bases)
  • May 5, 1932: Japan and China sign a peace treaty.
  • May 5, 1953: Aldous Huxley first tries the psychedelic hallucinogen mescaline, inspiring his book ''The Doors of Perception''.
  • May 5, 1954: Military coup by General Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay.
  • May 5, 1956: Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
  • May 5, 1972: Alitalia Flight 112 crashes into Mount Longa near Palermo, Sicily, killing all 115 aboard, making it the deadliest single-aircraft disaster in Italy.
  • May 5, 1973: 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4.
  • May 5, 2007: All 114 passengers on Kenya Airways Flight 507 are killed when the pilots lose control and the plane crashes in Douala Cameroon.
  • May 5, 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.

What day of the year is May 5th?

May 5th marks the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 126th in case of leap years).

There are 240 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 5th is the 5th day of the month of May.