So what goes on in the fifth month of the year? We’ve found the celebrity birthdays, star signs and special days for May.
So what other famous dates in may are there?
What happens in may Star Signers’ Lives
The zodiac signs for the month of may are Taurus (until May 20) and Gemini (May 21 to may 20).
Taurus Strengths: Reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable
Taurus likes: Gardening, cooking, music, romance, high quality clothes, working with hands
Taurus dislikes: Sudden changes, complications, insecurity of any kind, synthetic fabrics
Gemini strengths: Gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, ability to learn quickly and exchange ideas
Gemini weaknesses: Nervous, inconsistent, indecisive.
Gemini likes: Music, books, magazines, chats with nearly anyone, short trips around the town.
Famous may birthday dates in Australia
1st. Stuart Appleby (Golf)
2nd. Duncan Gay (politician)
3rd. David Hookes (former cricketer)
4th. Andrew Denton (TV/radio host)
5th. Corey Parker (former rugby league player)
6th. Gina Riley (actress)
7th. Peter Carey (writer)
8th. Anthony Field (from the Wiggles)
9th. Grant Hackett (swimmer)
10th. Josh Dugan (rugby league player)
11th. Beau Ryan (former rugby league player)
12th. Bill Shorten (politician)
13th. Casey Donovan (singer)
14th. Cate Blanchett
15th. Lisa Curry (former swimmer)
16th. Danielle Spencer (actress)
17th. Tony Roche (tennis coach/former player)
18th. Jessica Watson (sailor)
19th. Andrew Johns (former rugby league player)
20th. Mark Winterbottom (race car driver)
21st. Anthony Mundine (former NRL player/boxer)
22nd. Erin McNaught (model)
23rd. John Newcombe (former tennis player/coach)
24th. Andy Lee (radio/TV host)
25th. Justin Hodges (former NRL player)
26th. Stephen Curry (actor)
27th. Pauline Hanson (politician)
28th. Kylie Minogue (singer)
29th. Stephen Larkham (former rugby union player)
30th. Pro hart (artist)
31st. Tommy Emmanuel (musician)
Famous dates in May around the world
May 2: Independence Day (Israel)
May 3: Buddha’s Birthday (Chinese calendar)
May 4: Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)
May 6: St George’s Day (Orthodox Church)
May 30: Dragon Boat Festival (Chinese calendar)
Second Sunday: Mother’s Day
Last Monday: May 29 Memorial Day (USA)
What happens in May
The month May was after the Greek Goddess Maia who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea. Though there is another argument for the month’s name. Roman poet Ovid provides a believed the month of May is named for the maiores which is Latin for “elders,” and that the following month (June) is named for the iuniores, or “young people”.
Eta Aquariids meteor shower appears in May. It is visible from about may 21 to about May 20 each year and is at its peak at May 6.
May’s birthstone is the emerald which is emblematic of love and success.
The May birth flower is the Lily of the Valley and the Crataegus monogyna. It is native in the cool climates of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and in the southern Appalachian Mountains in the United States.