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 19
1962: 99 degrees F at Central Park, New York City
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Birthday Lore for May 19
You are nervous, energetic, and somewhat excitable. You play with childlike abandon and seek gaiety. You are kind, considerate, and affectionate in your love.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1966: Jodi Picoult (author)
Born 1930: Lorraine Hansberry (playwright)
Born 1925: Malcolm X (civil rights activist)
On This Day in History
1940: 7.1-magnitude earthquake occurred in Imperial Valley, California
2008: Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester threw a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals. It was the first major league no-hitter of the season
1780: "Dark Day" in New England
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.