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Birthdays: May 4

Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!

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Weather History for May 4

1812: Nine inches of snow fell at Waltham, Massachusetts

Birthday Weather

What was the weather like on the day that you or a loved one was born? See our free Weather History tool to go back in time!

What about the weather forecast for a future birthday? Check out our long-range weather forecasts for your location.

Birthday Lore for May 4

You are witty, original, intelligent, and always doing the unexpected. You are friendly and very popular. You can adapt yourself to circumstances or environment and are loving and fond of children.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1994: Alexander Gould (actor, voice of Nemo in Finding Nemo)

Born 1929: Audrey Hepburn (actress)

Born 1959: Randy Travis (country music singer)

On This Day in History

1970: National Guardsmen killed 4 antiwar demonstrators at Kent State University

1979: Margaret Thatcher became the United Kingdom's first female Prime Minister

1989: Magellan spacecraft launched from Space Shuttle Atlantis

Signs of the Zodiac

TAURUS (April 21-May 20)

The Bull. Ruling planet: Venus. Element: Earth. Quality: Practical. Ability: Persistence.You are the most grounded members of the zodiac. Able to see the practical side of matters, you can be counted upon not only to do the job right, but to do it thoroughly as well. While it may sometimes take you a while to gain momentum, your gift is the determination and persistence that carries you along once you have begun. You have staying power.


Birthday Cakes

To celebrate, see 5 recipes for easy, beautiful birthday cakes!

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