All About May 5th
Thank you for stopping by Time for the Holidays! Here is a collection of random things that happened on May 5th! From celebrity birthdays, to holidays and observances to historical events, there’s a little bit of everything! And if it’s your birthday today, then Happy Birthday!
May 5th Holidays List
Everyday is full of quirky holidays. There are also many special awareness days. See if anything pertains to you today and find a reason to celebrate!
- Cartoonists Day
National Cartoonist Society launched The National Cartoonists Day in 1999. The Cartoonists Day is a form of dedication for all the cartoonists and those favorite cartoons what they have created for the paper. The date is in recognition of the first color newspaper cartoon, Hogan’s Alley, which was published on May 5th of 1895. The first comic was later known as The Yellow Kid, and it was the first commercially successful cartoon icon that has gained popularity. Richard F Outcault was the person who introduced the Hogan’s Alley in the New York Sunday World who appeared in a yellow nightshirt.
- International Midwives Day
International Day of the Midwives was first celebrated May 7th 1991, and has since been observed in over 50 nations around the world. The idea of having a day to recognize and honor midwives came out of the 1987 International Confederation of Midwives conference in the Netherlands. Learn more at https://www.internationalmidwives.org/icm-events/international-day-of-the-midwife-2021.html
- Cinco De Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.
- Museum Lover’s Day
May 5th is a day to visit your favorite museums or maybe visit a new one this time! Which museum is your favorite?
- National Hoagie Day
May 5th honors the sandwich known as the Hoagie, a sandwich that got its name in Philadelphia when during World War I, Italian immigrants who worked at the Hog Island shipyard began making sandwiches; they were originally called “hoggies” before the name hoagie took hold.
- National Silence the Shame Day
May 5th is National Silence the Shame Day. This is a National Holiday that aims to end the stigma surrounding mental health by having conversations and bringing awareness about mental health and wellness with those people around you.
- Revenge of the Fifth
Revenge of the Fifth is meant to be a day for fans to pass over onto to the Dark Side for one day, at least. Today, Star Wars geeks will be celebrating the titular Sith Lords from the long-running franchise. Because bad guys need love too!
- Totally Chipotle Day
Each year on May 5th, National Totally Chipotle Day is dedicated to celebrating the chipotle, a smoked, dried jalapeno pepper.
May 5th Zodiac Sign is Taurus
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.
Time period: April 20 – May 21
Ruling planet: Venus
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Birthstones: Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Garnet, Rose quartz
Famous Tauruses: Dwayne Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Megan Fox, George Clooney, Adele, Mark Zuckerberg, Shakespeare, David Beckham, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
May 5th Trivia
- 1818 – Karl Marx, a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary was born in Trier, Germany.
- 1821 – Emperor Napoleon died in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
- 1864 – The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County in the American Civil War.
- 1886 – The Bay View massacre: A militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, killing seven.
- 1927 – To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf is first published.
- 1959 – Brian Williams, American journalist was born in Ridgewood, NJ.
- 1930 – The #1 movie was, “The Divorcee.”
- 1952 – The #1 movie was, “Singin’ in the Rain,” starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.
- 1964 – The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
- 1981 – Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27.
- 1985 – Ronald Reagan visits the military cemetery at Bitburg and the site of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where he makes a speech.
- 1985 – The #1 movie was, “Code of Silence,” starring Chuck Norris.
- 1987 – The # 1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “(I Just) Died In Your Arms,” by Cutting Crew.
- 1988 – Adele, English Singer-songwriter was born in Tottenham, London, United Kingdom.
1988 – The #1 movie was, “Colors,” starring Sean Penn.
- 1989 – Chris Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor was born.
- 1994 – American teenager Michael P. Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism.
- 1999 – Nathan Chen, American figure skater was born.
- 2000 – Actress Angelina Jolie weds actor Billy Bob Thornton at The Little Church of The West Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- 2018 – The #1 song on the Adult Top 40 Billboard was, “The Middle Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey.”
- 2018 – NASA’s InSight craft launches to Mars.
- 2019 – Los Angeles city officials unveiled a stretch of road named after the 44th president of the United States, called ‘Obama Boulevard.’