Wednesday May 15, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 15: Day of the Week

May 15, 2024 was the 136th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

May 15 Historical Event(s)

1817
Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1904
The Russian minelayer Amur laid a minefield about 15 miles off Port Arthur and sank Japan’s battleships Hatsuse, 15,000 tons, with 496 crew and “Yashima”.
1928
Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy
1934
Kārlis Ulmanis establishes an authoritarian government in Latvia.
1935
The Moscow Metro is opened to public.
1936
Amy Johnson arrives back in England after a record-breaking return flight to Cape Town
1942
World War II: in the United States, a bill creating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.
1963
Project Mercury: The launch of the final Mercury mission, Mercury-Atlas 9 with astronaut L. Gordon Cooper on board. He becomes the first American to spend more than a day in space.
1970
Philip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green are killed at Jackson State University by police during student protests.
1997
The United States government acknowledges the existence of the “Secret War” in Laos and dedicates the Laos Memorial in honor of Hmong and other “Secret War” veterans.

Who were born on May 15?

1608
René Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)
1859
Pierre Curie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)
1899
Jean-Étienne Valluy, French general (d. 1970)
1938
Lenny Welch, American singer
1942
Jusuf Kalla, Indonesian politician
1972
David Charvet, French actor
1974
Ahmet Zappa, American musician
1976
Torraye Braggs, American basketball player
1984
Sérgio Jimenez, Brazilian racing driver
1986
Thomas Brown, American football player

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