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Sunday May 15, 2022

May 15: Day of the Week

May 15, 2022 was the 135th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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

May 2022

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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)

  • 1567
    Mary, Queen of Scots, marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, her third husband.
  • 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.
  • 1928
    Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy
  • 1935
    The Moscow Metro is opened to public.
  • 1943
    Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern (or Third International).
  • 1951
    The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.
  • 1958
    The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3.
  • 1974
    Ma'alot massacre: In an Arab terrorist attack and hostage taking at an Israeli school, a total of 31 people are killed, including 22 schoolchildren.
  • 1991
    Edith Cresson becomes France’s first female prime minister.
  • 2008
    California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state’s own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.

Who were born on May 15?

  • 1817
    Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)
  • 1895
    Prescott Bush, American banker, politician and member of the Bush family (d. 1972)
  • 1915
    Hilda Bernstein, British-born South African author (d. 2006)
  • 1926
    Anthony Shaffer, British playwright (d. 2001)
  • 1938
    Lenny Welch, American singer
  • 1953
    Mike Oldfield, British composer
  • 1960
    Rob Bowman, American film director
  • 1967
    John Smoltz, baseball player
  • 1969
    Hideki Irabu, Japanese baseball player (d. 2011)
  • 1970
    Martin Rossiter, British Musician

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