May 14: Day of the Week
May 14, 2018 was the 134th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 231 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1608The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
- 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.
- 1931Ådalen shootings: five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
- 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?
- 1316Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1378)
- 1923Mrinal Sen, Indian film director
- 1927Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
- 1954Jens Sparschuh, German writer
- 1969Danny Wood, American singer (New Kids on the Block)
- 1973Shanice, American singer
- 1976Martine McCutcheon, British actress
- 1977Roy Halladay, American baseball player
- 1979Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer
- 1986Andrea Bovo, Italian footballer
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