May is the 5th month named after the Greek Goddess Maia the month of spring, the birthstone is Emerald. Flower National Burger Month is Lily of the Valley & Crataegus monogyna. Month long observances Garden for Wildlife month, & World Trade month. Holidays we may celebrate May Day, Mothers Day, & Malcolm X Day. Birthdays Dwayne The Rock Johnson actor, WWE Superstar 10 X World Champion, Tommy Chung Comedian, & actor, & Josh Homme musician Queens of the Stone age. Historical events The Empire Strikes Back premiers Directed by Irvin Kershner , Starting Mark Hamill. 1897 Dracula written by Bram Stoker is Published & ICE-CUBE releases the album AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted.