May in Pop Culture History


Better Hearing and Speech Month

National Electrical Safety Month

New Zealand Music Month

National Pet Month

National Smile Month

National ALS Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

National Moving Month

National Burger Month

National Golf Month

National Innovators Month

National Teacher Appreciation Week (First Full Week)

Bike Week (Second Week)

National Hurricane Preparedness Week (Second Week)

Arbor Day (First Thursday)

Free Comic Book Day (First Saturday)

World Naked Gardening Day (First Saturday)

World Laughter Day (First Sunday)

National Nursing Home Day (Second Sunday)

National Pizza Party Day (Third Friday)

World Whiskey Day (Third Saturday)

Culture Freedom Day (Third Saturday)

May Day (May 1)

World Press Freedom Day (May 3)

Star Wars Day (May 4)

Anti-Bullying Day (May 4)

Cinco de Mayo (May 5)

International No Diet Day (May 6)

International Nurses Day (May 12)

International Day of Families (May 15)

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (May 17)

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (May 21)

World Goth Day (May 22)

International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22)

World Turtle Day (May 23)

Africa Day (May 25)

Day of Youth (May 25)

Geek Pride Day (May 25)

Towel Day (May 25)

National Paper Airplane Day (May 26)

World MS Day (May 27)

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (May 29)

World No Tobacco Day (May 31)

Notable Events:

868 – The first known printed book, Diamond Sutra

1806 – Andrew Jackson fatally shot Charles Dickinson in a duel

 1886 – First sale of Coca-Cola

 1889 – Grand opening of The Eiffel Tower

1891 – Grand opening of Carnegie Hall

1893 – U.S. Supreme Court rules in Nix v. Hedden, that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit

 1897 – Jell-o was introduced

 1898 – Krypton was discovered (the element, not the planet)

 1934 – First appearance of The Three Stooges

 1953 – Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest

 1959 – First appearance of Supergirl

 1962 – First appearance of The Hulk

1971 – First Appearance of Man-Thing


 1975 – First appearance of Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Thunderbird

 1977 – Premiere of Star Wars

1979 – Premiere of Alien/First Appearance of Ellen Ripley


 1980 – Bob Marley died

 1980 – Premiere of The Empire Strikes Back

1982 – First Appearance of Rocket Raccoon


 1983 – Premiere of Return of the Jedi

 1983 – Michael Jackson performed the ‘moonwalk’ for the first time

1984 – First appearance of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 1986 – Hands across America

 1992 – First appearance of Spawn

 1999 – Premiere of Spongebob Squarepants

 2008 – Premiere of Iron Man

2012 – Premiere of The Avengers

2016 – Launch of The Green Onion Blog




12 Comments Add yours

  1. rashthedoctor says:

    Happy Birth Month The Green Onion blog

    Liked by 2 people

  2. For Tyeth says:

    It has been a great month for Comic Book and Sci-Fi fans in past years. And I second what rashthedoctor said above, Many Happy Returns Green Onions!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Zezee says:

    Happy Birthday to your blog!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Christy Luis says:

    Spongebob, Star Wars, Jello…you picked a good launch month XD

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Green Onion says:

      Good company that’s for sure.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. For Tyeth says:

    Er, I think May should be the Month of Deja Vu! I was just thinking I remember some of these events and observances from your post last year. I thought “I remember commenting on this because I wished The G.O.B. a happy birthday” and I scroll down to comment today, and there was my comment already there from last year! Well, Happy Birthday again!


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