May 16: Day of the Week
May 16, 2020 was the 137th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 229 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1568Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England.
- 1811Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera.
- 1822Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
- 1868President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.
- 1914The first ever Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final is played. Brooklyn Field Club defeats Brooklyn Celtic 2-1.
- 1948Chaim Weizmann is elected the first President of Israel.
- 1961Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'état to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
- 1975Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- 1983Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.
- 1988A report by United States’ Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
Who were born on May 16?
- 1917Juan Rulfo, Mexican novelist (d. 1986)
- 1920Martine Carol, French actress (d. 1967)
- 1968Chingmy Yau, Hong Kong actress
- 1976Dirk Nannes, Dutch-born Australian cricketer
- 1977Emiliana Torrini Icelandic singer and songwriter
- 1981Taavi Rähn, Estonian footballer
- 1982Billy Crawford, Filipino singer and musician
- 1983Nancy Ajram, Lebanese singer
- 1986Andy Keogh, Irish footballer
- 1991Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgarian tennis player
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