May 18: Day of the Week
May 18, 2021 is the 138th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1152Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine.
- 1652Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal.
- 1804Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate.
- 1933New Deal: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.
- 1944Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.
- 1965Israeli spy Eli Cohen was hanged in Damascus, Syria.
- 1969Apollo program: Apollo 10 is launched.
- 19801980 eruption of Mount St. Helens: Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.
- 1980Gwangju Massacre: students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations calling for democratic reforms.
- 1991Northern Somalia declares independence from the rest of Somalia as the Republic of Somaliland but is not recognized by the international community.
Who were born on May 18?
- 1889Thomas Midgley, Jr., American chemist and inventor (d. 1944)
- 1911Big Joe Turner, American blues singer (d. 1985)
- 1939Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate and Mafia victim (d. 1992)
- 1946Andreas Katsulas, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1946Frank Hsieh, Premier of Taiwan
- 1947Gail Strickland, American actress
- 1948Tom Udall, American politician
- 1961Jim Bowden, American baseball executive
- 1963Marty McSorley, Canadian hockey player
- 1976Ron Mercer, American basketball player
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