Fun facts about May

Facts about may

Corey McGoffin, Contributor


May is the fifth month of the year and has 31 days. Also, May was named after the Roman goddess named Maia.


  • May 1, 1930 – the Empire State Building was built.
  • May 4 is National Star Wars Day for the sole reason being “May the ‘fourth’ be with you”.
  • May 8, is VE Day, the day the allies claimed victory in Europe.
  • May 10, 1869 – Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads completed the Transcontinental Railroad.  
  • May 12 is Mother Day.     
  • May 23, 1934 – the criminals Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed near Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
  • May 25, 1977 – Star Wars opened Memorial Day weekend
  • May 27 is Memorial Day which is a day to remember all the fallen soldiers.
  • May 29, 1911 – The inaugural Indianapolis 500 was run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway