Birthdays: May 19

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

Birthday Weather

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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 1941: Nora Ephron (author & director)

Born 1946: Andre the Giant (wrestler & actor)

Born 1976: Kevin Garnett (basketball player)

On This Day in History

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

1928: First Jumping Frog Jubilee in Calaveras County, California

1897: Author Oscar Wilde released from jail

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!