There are 274 May National Days to celebrate during the year’s fifth month. In the northern hemisphere, May is the second month of Spring. May is named after the Greek goddess Maia.
May has 31 days.
May Birthstone: Emerald
May Colors: Dark Red, Dark Blue, and Blue.
May Birth Flowers: Lily of the Valley and Common hawthorn.
The full moon in May is called the Flower Moon.
Historical Events in May:
May 1, 1931 – Empire State Building dedicated
May 2, 2000 – GPS made available for public use
May 3, 1979 – Margaret Thatcher elected prime minister of Britain
May 4, 1904 – Construction begins on the Panama Canal.
May 5, 1904 – Cy Young pitches a perfect game.
May 6, 1940 – John Steinbeck wins the Pulitzer Prize
May 7, 1998 – Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler
May 8, 1912 – Adolf Zukor founded Paramount Pictures
May 9, 1960 – The FDA approves the first birth-control pill
May 10, 1994 – Nelson Mandela is inaugurated
May 11, 1997 – Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov
May 12, 1967 – Pink Floyd performs the first quadraphonic concert
May 13, 1913 – Le Grand, the world’s first four-engine airplane, is flown
May 14, 1973 – First U.S. space station is launched.
May 15, 1991 – Edith Cresson appointed French premier.
May 16, 1986 – Top Gun was released in America
May 17, 1954 – U.S. Supreme Court outlaws racial segregation in schools
May 18, 1980 – Eruption of Mount St. Helens
May 19, 1935 – NFL begins annual draft of college players
May 20, 1862 – U.S. Homestead Act signed
May 21, 1927 – Lindbergh completes first solo transatlantic flight
May 22, 1972 – Richard Nixon visits Moscow
May 23, 1430 – Joan of Arc is captured
May 24, 1626 – Peter Minuit purchases Manhattan.
May 25, 1977 – Star Wars Episode IV is released in theaters.
May 26, 1897 – Bram Stoker publishes Dracula
May 27, 2016 – Barack Obama visits Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
May 28, 585 BC – Solar Eclipse ends Battle
May 29, 1953 – Mount Everest summit reached
May 30, 1922 – The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated
May 31, 1977 – The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is finished.
Fun Food Days:
National Wine Day, National Pizza Party Day, World Whisky Day, National Chocolate Chip Day, National Truffle Day, National Orange Juice Day, National Hoagie Day, National Beverage Day, International No Diet Day, National Homebrew Day
Celebrities Born in May:
Adele, Cam Newton, Megan Fox, Tim Mcgraw, Jamie Dornan, Wes Anderson, Dwayne Johnson, David Beckham, Donatella Versace, James Brown, Bing Crosby, Audrey Hepburn, Rory Mcilroy
List of May National Days:
National Loyalty Day
National Chocolate Parfait Day
Silver Star Service Banner Day
National School Principal’s Day
Purebred Dog Day
Executive Coaching Day
New Home Owner’s Day
School Bus Driver’s Day
International Worker’s Day
National Mother Goose Day
International Sunflower Guerrilla Garden Day
National Life Insurance Day
National Truffle Day
World Press Freedom Day
National San Architect Day
National Textiles Day
National Chocolate Custard Day
National Garden Meditation Day
National Lumpy Rug Day
National Paranormal Day
National Raspberry Popover Day
National Specially-Abled Pets Day
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
National Lipid Day
National Shrimp Day
National Clean Up Your Room Day
Stay Up All Night
Donate A Days Wages To Charity Day
Mother Ocean Day
Third Shift Workers Day
World Lupus Day
Honor Our LGBT Elders Day
National Biographer’s Day
National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
National Love A Tree Day
National Piercing Day
National Sea Monkey Day
International Virtual Assistants Day
International Day Of Light
National Buy A Musical Instrument Day
National Maritime Day
National Vanilla Pudding Day
Harvey Milk Day
World Goth Day
International Sherlock Holmes Day
International Day For Biological Diversity