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Saturday May 16, 2020

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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.

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May 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1532
    Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
  • 1822
    Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
  • 1874
    A flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people.
  • 1920
    In Rome, Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc.
  • 1943
    Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.
  • 1948
    Chaim Weizmann is elected the first President of Israel.
  • 1953
    American journalist William N. Oatis is released after serving 22 months of a ten-year prison sentence for espionage in Czechslovakia.
  • 1961
    Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'état to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
  • 1975
    India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote is in favor of merging with India.
  • 1975
    Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Who were born on May 16?

  • 1918
    Wilf Mannion, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1923
    Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist
  • 1931
    Hana Brady, Polish Holocaust victim (d. 1944)
  • 1931
    Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., American politician
  • 1936
    Roy Hudd, English radio and television actor
  • 1947
    Bill Smitrovich, American actor
  • 1948
    Judy Finnegan, English TV presenter (Richard & Judy)
  • 1955
    Debra Winger, American actress
  • 1955
    Olga Korbut, Belarussian gymnast
  • 1973
    Jason Acuña, American television personality

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