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Monday May 18, 2020

May 18: Day of the Week

May 18, 2020 was the 139th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 227 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2020

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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 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1152
    Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • 1593
    Playwright Thomas Kyd’s accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
  • 1652
    Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal.
  • 1811
    Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay led by Jose Artigas.
  • 1843
    The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland.
  • 1900
    The United Kingdom proclaims a protectorate over Tonga.
  • 1910
    The Earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley.
  • 1926
    Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears while visiting a Venice, California beach.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Monte Cassino – Conclusion after seven days of the fourth battle as German paratroopers evacuate Monte Cassino.
  • 1965
    Israeli spy Eli Cohen was hanged in Damascus, Syria.

Who were born on May 18?

  • 1610
    Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (d. 1664)
  • 1662
    George Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)
  • 1873
    Lucy Beaumont, English actress (d. 1937)
  • 1901
    Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1978)
  • 1913
    Mary Howard de Liagre, American actress (d. 2009)
  • 1946
    Andreas Katsulas, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1950
    Thomas Gottschalk, German television show host
  • 1958
    Toyah Willcox, English actor and singer
  • 1973
    Brian Heffron, American professional wrestler (“The Blue Meanie”)
  • 1980
    Jeff Roehl, American football player

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