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Sunday May 16, 2021

May 16: Day of the Week

May 16, 2021 was the 136th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 229 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1770
    14-year old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France.
  • 1866
    The U.S. Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with the five cent piece, or nickel.
  • 1874
    A flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people.
  • 1877
    May 16, 1877 political crisis in France.
  • 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.
  • 1929
    In Hollywood, California, the first Academy Awards are handed out.
  • 1953
    American journalist William N. Oatis is released after serving 22 months of a ten-year prison sentence for espionage in Czechslovakia.
  • 1960
    Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
  • 2003
    In Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.

Who were born on May 16?

  • 1824
    Levi P. Morton, 22nd United States Vice President (d. 1920)
  • 1916
    Ephraim Katzir, Israeli politician (d. 2009)
  • 1943
    Marko Kravos, Slovenian poet
  • 1945
    Alan Flusser, American clothing designer
  • 1955
    Hazel O'Connor, English singer
  • 1961
    Charles Wright, American professional wrestler
  • 1968
    Chingmy Yau, Hong Kong actress
  • 1972
    Derek Mears, American actor
  • 1977
    Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1998
    Ariel Waller, Canadian actress

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