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.
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)
- 1532Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
- 1822Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
- 1874A flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people.
- 1920In Rome, Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc.
- 1943Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.
- 1948Chaim Weizmann is elected the first President of Israel.
- 1953American journalist William N. Oatis is released after serving 22 months of a ten-year prison sentence for espionage in Czechslovakia.
- 1961Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'état to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
- 1975India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote is in favor of merging with India.
- 1975Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Who were born on May 16?
- 1918Wilf Mannion, English former footballer (d. 2000)
- 1923Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist
- 1931Hana Brady, Polish Holocaust victim (d. 1944)
- 1931Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., American politician
- 1936Roy Hudd, English radio and television actor
- 1947Bill Smitrovich, American actor
- 1948Judy Finnegan, English TV presenter (Richard & Judy)
- 1955Debra Winger, American actress
- 1955Olga Korbut, Belarussian gymnast
- 1973Jason Acuña, American television personality
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