May 14: Day of the Week
May 14, 2021 was the 134th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 231 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1610Henry IV of France is assassinated bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
- 1787In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; George Washington presides.
- 1868Boshin War: The Battle of Utsunomiya Castle ends former Tokugawa shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikkō.
- 1879The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the ship .
- 1889The children’s charity National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is launched in London.
- 1939Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
- 1940World War II: The Battle of the Netherlands ends with the Netherlands surrendering to Germany.
- 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.
- 1973Skylab, the United States’ first space station, is launched.
- 2004The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.
Who were born on May 14?
- 1666Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)
- 1727Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (d. 1788)
- 1881Ed Walsh, American baseball player (d. 1959)
- 1900Leo Smit, Dutch composer (d. 1943)
- 1922Franjo Tuđman, Croatian politician (d. 1999)
- 1976Brian Lawrence, American baseball player
- 1978Eddie House, American basketball player
- 1979Edwige Lawson-Wade, French Basketball player
- 1985Simona Peycheva, Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast
- 1986Andrea Bovo, Italian footballer
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