Thursday May 16, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 16: Day of the Week

May 16, 2024 was the 137th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 229 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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.

May 16 Historical Event(s)

1568
Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England.
1822
Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
1891
The International Electro-Technical Exhibition opens in Frankfurt, Germany, and will feature the world’s first long distance transmission of high-power, three-phase electrical current (the most common form today).
1920
In Rome, Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc.
1943
Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.
1951
The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
1960
Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
1969
Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet spaceprobe, lands on Venus.
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.
2005
Kuwait permits women’s suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.

Who were born on May 16?

1906
Margret Rey, author and illustrator (d. 1996)
1921
Harry Carey, Jr., American actor
1936
Roy Hudd, English radio and television actor
1937
Yvonne Craig, American actress
1949
Rick Reuschel, American baseball player
1966
Thurman Thomas, American football player
1971
Rachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (Slowdive, Mojave 3)
1975
Tonéx, American singer
1977
Dolcenera, Italian singer
1993
Lee Ji-eun, Korean singer also known as IU

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