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Saturday May 15, 2021

May 15: Day of the Week

May 15, 2021 is the 135th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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

May 2021
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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.

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May 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1793
    Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for “about 360 meters”, at a height of 5-6 meters, during one of the first attempted .
  • 1796
    First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph.
  • 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.
  • 1849
    Troops of the Two Sicilies take Palermo and crush the republican government of Sicily
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Resaca, Georgia ends.
  • 1958
    The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    People’s Park: California Governor Ronald Reagan has an impromptu student park owned by University of California at Berkeley fenced off from student anti-war protestors, sparking a riot called Bloody Thursday.
  • 1970
    Philip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green are killed at Jackson State University by police during student protests.
  • 1987
    The Soviet Union launches the Polyus prototype orbital weapons platform. It fails to reach orbit.

Who were born on May 15?

  • 1915
    Gus Viseur, French button accordionist (d. 1974)
  • 1923
    John Lanchbery, British composer (d. 2003)
  • 1936
    Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist
  • 1938
    Mireille Darc, French actress
  • 1940
    Roger Ailes, American businessman
  • 1969
    Asalah Nasri, Syrian singer
  • 1969
    Hideki Irabu, Japanese baseball player (d. 2011)
  • 1974
    Ahmet Zappa, American musician
  • 1975
    Ray Lewis, American football player
  • 1978
    Caroline Dhavernas, Canadian actress

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