May 02 Holidays

May 02 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | May 02 Calendar

May 2nd Daily Holidays include:

  • Baby Day
  • Brothers and Sisters Day
  • Childhood Depression Awareness Day – May 2, 2023 (First Tuesday in May)
  • Foster Care Day – May 2, 2023 (First Tuesday in May)
  • International Harry Potter Day
  • International Scurvy Awareness Day
  • National Concert Day – May 2, 2023 (First Tuesday in May)
  • National Fire Day
  • National Golf Day – May 2, 2023 (First Tuesday in May)
  • National Life Insurance Day
  • National Play Your Ukulele Day
  • National Truffles Day
  • Take a Baby to Lunch Day
  • World Asthma Day – May 2, 2023 (First Tuesday in May)
  • World Tuna Day

May 02: Famous Birthdays

  • May 02, 1903 – Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author (Common Sense Book of Baby Care) (d. 1998)
  • May 02, 1936 – Engelbert Humperdinck, English singer
  • May 02, 1948 – Larry Gatlin, American Country and Gospel singer, songwriter, and actor (Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers)
  • May 02, 1955 – Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer
  • May 02, 1972 – Dwayne Johnson, American-Canadian wrestler, actor, and producer (Known as The Rock)
  • May 02, 2015 – Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, British royal, daughter of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge who is fourth in line to the British throne.

May 02: Historical Events

  • May 02, 1611 – The King James Version of the Bible is published for the first time in London, England
  • May 02, 1863 – Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire during the American Civil War and he died from pneumonia eight days later
  • May 02, 1964 – During the Vietnam War, an explosion sinks the USS Card while it is docked at Saigon
  • May 02, 1969 – British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 sets sail on her maiden vogage to New York City
  • May 02, 1986 – The City of Chernobyl is evacuated six days after the nuclear disaster
  • May 02, 2008 – A cyclone named Nargi kills over 138,000 people in Burma
  • May 02, 2011 – Osama bin Laden of the 9/11 attacks is killed by the U.S. special forces in Pakistan
  • May 02, 2012 – A New world record for a work of art at auction is set after a pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch sells for $120 in New York City
  • May 02, 2014 – Two mudslides leave up to 2,500 people missing in Badakhshan, Afghanistan

May 02: Music Events

  • May 02, 1955 – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof wins Tennessee Williams a Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • May 02, 1987 – I Just Died in Your Arms from Cutting Crew hits #1 on the Hot 100
  • May 02, 1995 – Pink Floyd’s album The Wall goes Diamond (sales in the U.S. over 10 million)
  • May 02, 2005 – Cream reunites after 36 years for the first of four shows in London
  • May 02, 2010 – A flood in Nashville, Tennessee damages the Grand Ole Opry House and Country Music Hall of Fame

May 02: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for May 02 is Gemini.

May Birthstone:

What is the May Birthstone? Emerald

As the birthstone for May, the emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.


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