So you want to have a drink but you aren't sure why? Here are some GREAT reasons to call your friends over and have a party.
May 5th - holidays
  • Children's Day (Japan) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Children's Day (South Korea) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Cinco de Mayo (Mexico and the United States) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Christian Feast Day: Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Constitution Day (Kyrgyzstan) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Coronation Day, commemorates the coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950. (Thailand) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Europe Day (Council of Europe) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Feast of al-Khadr or St. George (Palestinian) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Indian Arrival Day (Guyana) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • International Midwives' Day (International) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Liberation Day (Denmark) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Liberation Day (The Netherlands) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Lusophone Culture Day (Community of Portuguese-speaking countries) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Martyrs' Day (Albania) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Men's Day or Ziua B?rbatului (Romania) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Patriots' Victory Day (Ethiopia) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Senior Citizens Day (Palau) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
May 5th - events
  • 2007 - Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2006 - The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1994 - The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1994 - American teenager Michael P. Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism, a punishment that many in the United States deemed to be excessive for a teenager committing a non-violent crime. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1992 - Ratification by Alabama brings into effect the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1991 - A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Iran-Contra affair: start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Operation Nimrod: The British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - The Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 3 – Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, making a sub-orbital flight of 15 minutes. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - West Germany gains full sovereignty. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - Bhumibol Adulyadej crowns himself King Rama IX of Thailand. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - The Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - World War II: Canadian and UK troops liberate the Netherlands and Denmark from Nazi occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulate Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - World War II: Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Scopes Trial: serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - Authorities arrest Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti for alleged robbery and murder. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 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. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 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. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1886 - The Bay View Tragedy: A militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing seven. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1877 - Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1866 - Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1865 - In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), the first train robbery in the United States takes place. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1862 - Cinco de Mayo: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1860 - Giuseppe Garibaldi sets sail from Genoa, leading the expedition of the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and giving birth to the Kingdom of Italy. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1835 - In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1821 - Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1809 - Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1809 - The Swiss canton of Aargau denies citizenship to Jews. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1789 - In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1762 - Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1640 - King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1494 - Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1260 - Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1215 - Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
May 5th - births
  • 1989 - Chris Brown, American singer and actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1989 - Larissa Wilson, English actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Adele, English singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Brooke Hogan, American singer and television personality Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Skye Sweetnam, Canadian singer and songwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Marija Šesti?, Bosnian singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Jessie Cave, English actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Shoko Nakagawa, Japanese actress, illustrator and singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Terrence Wheatley, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Wade MacNeil, Canadian guitarist (Alexisonfire) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Henry Cavill, Jersey actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Scott Ware, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Jay Bothroyd, English footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater-canoeist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Randall Gay, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Marcelle Bittar, Brazilian model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Craig David, English singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Chris Duncan, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Danielle Fishel, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Hank Green, Musician, professional blogger Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Vincent Kartheiser, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Santiago Cabrera, Chilean actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Morgan Pehme, American filmmaker and writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - John Wilshere, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Choi Kang-hee, South Korean actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Dieter Brummer, Australian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Seiji Ara, Japanese racing driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Casino Versus Japan, American composer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Tina Yothers, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Brad Bombardir, Canadian ice-hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - James Cracknell, British rower Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Devin Townsend, Canadian musician (Strapping Young Lad) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Harold Miner, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Mike Redmond, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Soheil Ayari, French racer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Kyan Douglas, American TV-personality Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - LaPhonso Ellis, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Todd Newton, American TV-personality, two-time game-show host Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Takehito Koyasu, Japanese seiyu (voice actor) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Maro Mavri, Greek fashion-model and actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Josh Weinstein, American writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - John Lee, Korean-born American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Simon Rimmer, English chef Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Heidi Kozak, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Hiroshi Hase, Japanese professional wrestler and politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Johann Gajda, German footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Ian McCulloch, English singer (Echo & the Bunnymen) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Brian Williams, American news anchor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Ron Arad, Israeli aircraft navigator missing in action Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Robert DiPierdomenico, Australian rules footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Richard E. Grant, British actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Peter Howitt, British actor and film director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Robert Marien, Québécois actor, singer and songwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Melinda Culea, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Rudolf Finsterer, German rugby player and coach Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Bill Ward, British drummer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Bo Larsson, Swedish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Jean-Pierre Léaud, French actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - John Rhys-Davies, English-born Welsh actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Roger Rees, Welsh-American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Michael Palin, British writer, actor, and comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Marc Alaimo, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Tammy Wynette, American musician (d. 1998) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - Alexander Ragulin, Russian hockey player (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Lance Henriksen, American actor and painter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Michael Lindsay-Hogg, American film director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Michael Murphy, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Johnnie Taylor, American singer (d. 2000) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Delia Derbyshire, British electronic music composer (d. 2001) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - Patrick Gowers, British composer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1935 - Douglas Marland, American television writer (d. 1993) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1935 - Bernard Pivot, French journalist and television host Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1935 - Robert Rehme, American film producer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - Ace Cannon, American saxophonist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Will Hutchins, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Greg, Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon) (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Nora Denney, American actress (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1927 - Pat Carroll, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1926 - Ann B. Davis, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Leo Ryan, United States Congressman (d. 1978) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1921 - Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1915 - Alice Faye, American actress (d. 1998) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Tyrone Power, American actor (d. 1958) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1911 - Andor Lilienthal, Hungarian chess grandmaster (d. 2010) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1908 - Kurt Böhme, German bass (d. 1989) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1903 - James Beard, American chef and cookbook writer (d. 1985) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1901 - Blind Willie McTell, American singer (d. 1959) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1899 - Freeman Gosden, American radio comedian (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy) (d. 1982) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1890 - Christopher Morley, American writer (d. 1957) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1889 - Herbie Taylor, South African cricketer (d. 1973) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1887 - Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1972) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1883 - Archibald Wavell, British general (d. 1950) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1869 - Hans Pfitzner, Russian-born composer (d. 1949) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1866 - Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (d. 1938) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1864 - Nellie Bly, American journalist and writer (d. 1922) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1846 - Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1834 - Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter (d. 1873) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1833 - Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer (d. 1905) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1832 - H.H. Bancroft, American historian and publisher (d. 1918) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1830 - John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1826 - Empress Eugenie of France, wife of Napoleon III (d. 1920) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1818 - Karl Marx, German political philosopher (d. 1883) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1813 - Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (d. 1855) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1800 - Louis Christophe François Hachette, French publisher (d. 1864) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1764 - Robert Craufurd, British general (d. 1812) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1747 - Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1684 - Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné, niece of Madame de Maintenon and ancestress of the Heir to the Belgian throne (d. 1739) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1546 - Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (d. 1623) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1479 - Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (d. 1574) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1210 - King Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 867 - Uda, Emperor of Japan (d. 931) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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