May 14: Day of the Week
May 14, 2019 is the 134th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1608The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
- 1643Four-year-old Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
- 1747War of the Austrian Succession: A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre.
- 1796Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.
- 1836The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas.
- 1925Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway is published.
- 1943A Japanese submarine sinks Ship AHS off the coast of Queensland.
- 1961American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.
- 1963Kuwait joins the United Nations.
- 1988Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.
Who were born on May 14?
- 1771Robert Owen, Welsh social reformer (d. 1858)
- 1899Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)
- 1900Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)
- 1928Frederik H. Kreuger, Dutch scientist and inventor
- 1933Michael Chevalier, German voice actor
- 1959Patrick Bruel, French singer
- 1961Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey coach
- 1973Voshon Lenard, American basketball player
- 1977Ada Nicodemou, Australian actress
- 1978Brent Harvey, Australian footballer
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