May 14: Day of the Week
May 14, 2022 was the 134th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 231 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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May 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1264Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the de facto ruler of England.
- 1483Coronation of Charles VIII of France (Charles l'Affable).
- 1509Battle of Agnadello: In northern Italy, French forces defeat the Venetians.
- 1643Four-year-old Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
- 1796Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.
- 1863American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place.
- 1879The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the ship .
- 1939Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
- 1948Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
- 1963Kuwait joins the United Nations.
Who were born on May 14?
- 1752Timothy Dwight, American theologian (d. 1817)
- 1897Ed Ricketts, American marine biologist (d. 1948)
- 1904Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
- 1929Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer
- 1942Byron Dorgan, American politician
- 1943Derek Leckenby, British musician (Herman’s Hermits) (d. 1994)
- 1950Adolfo Dominguez, Spanish fashion designer
- 1952Robert Zemeckis, American film director
- 1959Patrick Bruel, French singer
- 1967Tony Siragusa, American football player
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