57 Jaw-Dropping May Trivia Facts You Won't Believe!

57 Jaw-Dropping May Trivia Facts You Won't Believe!

Welcome to the Ultimate May Trivia Challenge!

Whether you’re a trivia enthusiast, a history buff, or just looking to impress your friends with some quirky facts, you’ve come to the right place.

This trivia extravaganza will take you through historical events, notable birthdays, and intriguing tidbits that make May a month to remember.

Let's dive in and explore the fascinating month of May!


Easy May Fun Facts & Trivia

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These easy May fun facts and trivia are perfect for kids, tweens, teens, adults, and seniors to test their knowledge. Do you know them all?

What month does May come after?
Answer: April

What month does May come before?
Answer: June

What month is May in the calendar?
Answer: The 5th month of the year.

What meteorological season is the month of May in the Northern Hemisphere?
Answer: Spring

What meteorological season is the month of May in the Southern Hemisphere?
Answer: Autumn

How many days does the month of May have?
Answer: 31 days

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If you are born April 20th-May 20th, you are considered what zodiac sign?
Answer: Taurus

If you are born May 21st-June 20th, you are considered what zodiac sign?
Answer: Gemini

True or False: May was named after Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility.
Answer: True

The astrological sign of Taurus takes up the first three weeks of this month. What is the symbol associated with the Taurus sign?
Answer: The Bull

True or False: People born under the sign of Taurus are known for their reliability and patience.
Answer: True

What flower is associated with the month of May?
Answer: The Lily of the Valley

True or False: The full moon in May is often called the Flower Moon.
Answer: True

True or False: Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in May.
Answer: True

What month of the year was May on the old ten-month Roman calendar?
Answer: The 3rd month


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What is the name of the star that is closest to Earth and can be seen during May in the Northern Hemisphere?
Answer: The Sun

Which continent starts experiencing longer daylight hours in May?
Answer: Europe

May marks the beginning of which school term in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere?
Answer: The summer term

What type of weather activity is common in May in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere?
Answer: Rain showers

Average temperatures in what part of the world start to decrease significantly in May?
Answer: The Southern Hemisphere

The risk for what type of storms is high in the Atlantic in May?
Answer: Hurricanes

May is often the start of what season for agricultural activities in the Northern Hemisphere?
Answer: Growing season

What weather phenomenon can be seen in the night sky in May, especially in rural areas?
Answer: The Eta Aquarid meteor shower

In May 1945, what significant global event ended?
Answer: World War II in Europe (VE Day)

Who was the President of the United States during this event?
Answer: Harry S. Truman

True or False: In a standard year, no other month begins on the same day of the week as May.
Answer: True

What do students in the Northern Hemisphere typically call the break in May?
Answer: Spring break


Fun May Pop Culture Trivia

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These pop culture events all took place in May. Which do you know and which are new to you?

What famous music festival is held annually in May in Tennessee?
Answer: Bonnaroo

In 2002, what famous movie premiered on May 16?
Answer: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

In 2004, what iconic sitcom concluded its run on NBC on May 6?
Answer: Friends

What beloved animated movie was released by Disney on May 30, 2003?
Answer: Finding Nemo

In 2005, what Kelly Clarkson song hit number one on the Billboard charts in May?
Answer: "Since U Been Gone"

Which superhero movie starring Tobey Maguire was released on May 3, 2002?
Answer: Spider-Man

In May of 1995, what song by Bryan Adams hit number one on the Billboard charts?
Answer: "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"

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What American actor was born on May 2, 1972, and later became one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood?
Answer: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

What Thor actor was born on May 11?
Answer: Chris Hemsworth

What “Queen of Pop” released the hit single "Vogue" in May 1990?
Answer: Madonna

What beloved Friends star celebrated his birthday on May 19?
Answer: Peter Mayhew

What famed singer and guitarist was born on May 24, 1941?
Answer: Bob Dylan

What famous boxer was born on May 30, 1966?
Answer: Manny Pacquiao

Everyone loved this comedian and actor born on May 14, 1969. Who was he?
Answer: Cate Blanchett

What master of horror fiction was born on May 21, 1947?
Answer: Stephen King


Historical May Facts You Should Know

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These historical events all happened in the month of May. Which do you know and which is new to you?

In 1945, what significant event involving World War II occurred on May 8?
Answer: VE Day (Victory in Europe Day)

In 1804, what significant event took place in the United States on May 14?
Answer: The Lewis and Clark Expedition began

In 1929, what major event began to affect the world economy in May?
Answer: The Great Depression

In 1945, what significant World War II event took place in May?
Answer: The liberation of concentration camps

On May 1, 1960, what significant Cold War event took place?
Answer: The U-2 incident, where an American spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union

In 1965, what civil rights leader led the Selma to Montgomery march on May 7?
Answer: Martin Luther King Jr.



In 1969, what famous event took place in New York City on May 28, sparking the gay rights movement?
Answer: The Stonewall Riots

Who was born on May 1, 1924, and later became a significant figure in American literature?
Answer: James Baldwin

In 1954, what significant political event took place on May 17?
Answer: The Brown v. Board of Education decision

In 1979, what important environmental organization was established on May 25?
Answer: Greenpeace

On May 18, 1980, what significant volcanic eruption occurred in the United States?
Answer: The eruption of Mount St. Helens

In 1960, what famous animated television series debuted on May 29?
Answer: The Flintstones

In 1969, who performed their last public concert on May 15?
Answer: The Beatles

In 1985, what famous pop star released the album "Thriller" on May 16?
Answer: Michael Jackson

On May 5, 1961, what significant space exploration event took place?
Answer: Alan Shepard became the first American in space


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I hope you enjoyed the Ultimate May Trivia Challenge!

From historical events to fun pop culture facts, May is truly a month filled with fascinating stories and tidbits. Use these questions to test your friends, host a trivia night, or simply expand your knowledge about this unique month.

Stay curious and keep learning!

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