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Holidays and observances

  • Anti-Violence and Racism Day in Austria (The Memorial Day against Violence and Racism in Commemoration of the Victims of Nazism has been observed since 1998 as an Austrian memorial day recalling the liberation of Mauthausen concentration camp on May 5, 1945)
  • Cartoonists Day (They were the favorite part of the morning paper for many of us growing up)
  • Children's Day in Japan and South Korea
  • Cinco de Mayo (Mexico and the United States)
  • Indian Arrival Day in Guyana
  • Martyrs' Day in Albania
  • National Enchilada Day and National Hoagie Day in USA
  • World Hand Hygiene Day
  • World Pulmonary Hypertension Day

Events

  • 1994 – American teenager Michael P. Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism.
  • 1987 – Iran–Contra affair: Start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America
  • 1961 – The Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 3: Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, on a sub-orbital flight.
  • 1945 – World War II: Six people are killed when a Japanese fire balloon explodes near Bly, Oregon. They are the only Americans killed in the continental US during the war.
  • 1927 – To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf is first published.
  • 1905 – The trial in the Stratton Brothers case begins in London, England; it marks the first time that fingerprint evidence is used to gain a conviction for murder.
  • 1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
  • 1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
  • 1877 – American Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
  • 1866 – Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: The Confederate District of the Gulf surrenders about 4,000 men at Citronelle, Alabama.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: The Confederate government was declared dissolved at Washington, Georgia.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County.
  • 1835 – The first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen.
  • 1809 – Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
  • 1789 – In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614.

Births

  • 1999 – Nathan Chen, American figure skater
  • 1989 – Chris Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
  • 1985 – Terrence Wheatley, American football player
  • 1983 – Scott Ware, American football player
  • 1982 – Randall Gay, American football player
  • 1980 – DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Hank Green, American entrepreneur, educator, and vlogger
  • 1978 – Morgan Pehme, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Sage Stallone, American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1975 – Meb Keflezighi, American runner
  • 1971 – Harold Miner, American basketball player
  • 1971 – Mike Redmond, American baseball player and manager
  • 1970 – Kyan Douglas, American television host and author
  • 1970 – LaPhonso Ellis, American basketball player
  • 1970 – Todd Newton, American Game Show Host
  • 1967 – Adam Hughes, American author and illustrator
  • 1966 – Josh Weinstein, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1964 – Don Payne, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1963 – Scott Westerfeld, American author and composer
  • 1961 – Rob Williams, American basketball player (d. 2014)
  • 1959 – Bobby Ellsworth, American singer and bass player
  • 1959 – Brian Williams, American journalist
  • 1959 – Steve Stevens, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1958 – Jack Wishna, American businessman, co-founded Rockcityclub (d. 2012)
  • 1956 – Steve Scott, American runner and coach
  • 1955 – Jon Butcher, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and freelance multimedia producer
  • 1950 – Rex Caldwell, American golfer
  • 1945 – Kurt Loder, American journalist, author, and critic
  • 1944 – Roger Rees, Welsh-American actor and director (d. 2015)
  • 1942 – Tammy Wynette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1940 – Lance Henriksen, American actor
  • 1940 – Michael Lindsay-Hogg, American director and producer
  • 1938 – Bill Robertson, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1938 – Michael Murphy, American actor
  • 1936 – Sandy Baron, American actor and comedian (d. 2001)
  • 1935 – Robert Rehme, American film producer
  • 1934 – Ace Cannon, American saxophonist
  • 1934 – Johnnie Taylor, American vocalist (d. 2000)
  • 1932 – Bob Said, American race car driver and bobsled racer (d. 2002)
  • 1932 – Stan Goldberg, American illustrator (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Pat Carroll, American actress
  • 1926 – Ann B. Davis, American actress (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Leo Ryan, American soldier, educator, and politician (d. 1978)
  • 1923 – William C. Campbell, American golfer (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1915 – Alice Faye, American actress and singer (d. 1998)
  • 1914 – Tyrone Power, American actor (d. 1958)
  • 1913 – Duane Carter, American racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1910 – Leo Lionni, American author and illustrator (d. 1999)
  • 1905 – Floyd Gottfredson, American author and illustrator (d. 1986)
  • 1903 – James Beard, American chef and author (d. 1985)
  • 1899 – Freeman Gosden, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1898 – Blind Willie McTell, American Piedmont blues singer and guitar player (d. 1959)
  • 1898 – Elsie Eaves, American engineer (d. 1983)
  • 1890 – Christopher Morley, American journalist and author (d. 1957)
  • 1887 – Mervyn S. Bennion, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1941)
  • 1884 – Chief Bender, American baseball player and coach (d. 1954)
  • 1865 – Helen Maud Merrill, American litterateur and poet (d. 1943)
  • 1864 – Nellie Bly, American journalist and author (d. 1922)
  • 1858 – John L. Leal, American physician (d. 1914)
  • 1832 – Hubert Howe Bancroft, American ethnologist and historian (d. 1918)
  • 1830 – John Batterson Stetson, American businessman, founded the John B. Stetson Company (d. 1906)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Jobst Brandt, American cyclist, engineer, and author (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Robert Ressler, American FBI agent and author (b. 1937)
  • 2008 – Irv Robbins, Canadian-American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (b. 1917)
  • 2008 – Jerry Wallace, American singer and guitarist (b. 1928)
  • 2007 – Theodore Harold Maiman, American-Canadian physicist and engineer, created the laser (b. 1927)
  • 2002 – George Sidney, American director and producer (b. 1916)
  • 2002 – Paul Wilbur Klipsch, American engineer, founded Klipsch Audio Technologies (b. 1904)
  • 2001 – Clifton Hillegass, American publisher, created CliffsNotes (b. 1918)
  • 2001 – Morris Graves, American painter and educator (b. 1910)
  • 2000 – Bill Musselman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1940)
  • 1993 – Irving Howe, American literary and social critic (b. 1920)
  • 1988 – Michael Shaara, American author and academic (b. 1928)
  • 1985 – Donald Bailey, English engineer, designed the Bailey bridge (b. 1901)
  • 1983 – John Williams, English-American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1965 – John Waters, American director and screenwriter (b. 1893)
  • 1947 – Ty LaForest, Canadian-American baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 1902 – Bret Harte, American short story writer and poet (b. 1836)
  • 1896 – Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)
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