May 14: Day of the Week
May 14, 2019 was the 134th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 231 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1483Coronation of Charles VIII of France (Charles l'Affable).
- 1608The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
- 1643Four-year-old Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
- 1804The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
- 1811Paraguay: Pedro Juan Caballero, Fulgencio Yegros and José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia start actions to depose the Spanish governor
- 1836The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas.
- 1863American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place.
- 1879The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the ship .
- 1940World War II: The Battle of the Netherlands ends with the Netherlands surrendering to Germany.
- 1951Trains run on the Talyllyn Railway in Wales for the first time since preservation, making it the first railway in the world to be operated by volunteers.
Who were born on May 14?
- 1666Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)
- 1900Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
- 1928Frederik H. Kreuger, Dutch scientist and inventor
- 1936Charlie Gracie, American singer
- 1942Byron Dorgan, American politician
- 1959Rick Vaive, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1960Ronan Tynan, Irish singer
- 1964James M. Kelly, American astronaut
- 1971Nasha Aziz, Malaysian actress and model
- 1984Luke Gregerson, American baseball player
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