What happened this day in history May 5, 1961

What are the important events that happened on May 5, 1961? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 5, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 5, 1961 is the 125th day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 240 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 22, 1961 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosapentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $195.71. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Ox is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 5, 1961 Historical Events

  • 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.

Who were born on May 5, 1961?

  • 1961
    Hiroshi Hase, Japanese professional wrestler and politician

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