May 5 Holidays

May 5 Daily Holidays in 2024

2024 Monthly Holidays that include May 5

2024 Famous Birthdays on May 5

<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/adele" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/9a021616-3274-4962-c826-7f88acdece00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Adele" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Pop Singer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/adele" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Adele</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/henry-cavill" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/396e9eb6-d90a-4119-e27b-6fbd00529100/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Henry Cavill" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Movie Actor</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/henry-cavill" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Henry Cavill</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/hank-green" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/15191645-ddfa-40b6-a4f5-4259634fd100/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Hank Green" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">YouTube Star</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/hank-green" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Hank Green</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/vanessa-bryant" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/0ac5b826-09bc-450f-ef8d-2cd96184d300/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Vanessa Bryant" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Model</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/vanessa-bryant" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Vanessa Bryant</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/karl-marx" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/477d835e-86fa-433b-edcd-058011eb2800/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Karl Marx" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Philosopher</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/karl-marx" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Karl Marx</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

Historical Events on May 5

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1215</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Beginning of Magna Carta</div><div class='timeline-text'>Displeased barons renounced their allegiance to England's King John, an event that led to the signing of the Magna Carta.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1494</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Columbus Discovers Jamaica</div><div class='timeline-text'>On his second voyage, Christopher Columbus sighted and landed on Jamaica, claiming the island for Spain.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1609</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Shimazu's Successful Invasion</div><div class='timeline-text'>Shimazu Tadatsune, a Japanese feudal lord, completed his invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom successfully.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1835</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Railway in Continental Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first railway on the European mainland opened between Brussels and Mechelen.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1862</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cinco de Mayo Victory</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ignacio Zaragoza's troops defeated a French invasion force at the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1891</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Carnegie Hall Opening</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Music Hall  in New York City, later known as Carnegie Hall, held its grand opening and inaugural public performance with Tchaikovsky as guest conductor.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1904</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Perfect Game in Modern Baseball</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cy Young of the Boston Americans pitched the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball against the Philadelphia Athletics.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1961</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First American in Space</div><div class='timeline-text'>Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into outer space, marking a significant milestone in Project Mercury.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Record-Breaking Kentucky Derby Win</div><div class='timeline-text'>Secretariat wins the Kentucky Derby in record time, a record that still stands.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Successful Operation Nimrod</div><div class='timeline-text'>The British Special Air Service successfully stormed the Iranian embassy in London, ending a six-day siege.</div></div></div>

FAQs

What holiday is May 5?
May 5 is no ordinary day—it's a celebration of numerous unique and meaningful observances! Dive into cultural festivities with Cinco de Mayo, show appreciation for the artistry of cartoon sketches on National Cartoonists Day, or even quench your thirst with a refreshing glass on National Lemonade Day. But that's not all; whether you’re thanking midwives on International Midwives Day, reveling in the humor on World Laughter Day, or honoring astronauts and enjoying a hoagie sandwich, there's something for everyone to enjoy and celebrate on this diverse and dynamic date. Get ready to join in the fun and acknowledge everyday heroes and simple joys!