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Sunday May 16, 2021

May 16: Day of the Week

May 16, 2021 is the 136th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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 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 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 218
    Julia Maesa, aunt of the assassinated Caracalla, is banished to her home in Syria by the self-proclaimed emperor Macrinus and declares her 14-year old grandson Elagabalus, emperor of Rome.
  • 1532
    Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
  • 1919
    A naval Curtiss aircraft NC-4 commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.
  • 1920
    In Rome, Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc.
  • 1953
    American journalist William N. Oatis is released after serving 22 months of a ten-year prison sentence for espionage in Czechslovakia.
  • 1966
    The Communist Party of China issues the “May 16 Notice”, marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
  • 1974
    Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This time he is elected for life.
  • 1988
    A report by United States’ Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
  • 1991
    Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addressed a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.
  • 2005
    Kuwait permits women’s suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.

Who were born on May 16?

  • 1920
    Martine Carol, French actress (d. 1967)
  • 1931
    Hana Brady, Polish Holocaust victim (d. 1944)
  • 1945
    Nicky Chinn, English songwriter (Sweet, Suzi Quatro)
  • 1946
    Roger Earl, English rock drummer (Savoy Brown, Foghat)
  • 1953
    Kitanoumi Toshimitsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 55th Yokozuna
  • 1955
    Jack Morris, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Edit Berces, Hungarian marathon runner
  • 1964
    John Salley, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Jim Sturgess, English actor
  • 1982
    Łukasz Kubot, Polish tennis player

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