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Saturday May 20, 2023

May 20: Day of the Week

May 20, 2023 is the 140th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 225 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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.

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May 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 1521
    Battle of Pampeluna: Ignatius Loyola is seriously wounded.
  • 1570
    Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas.
  • 1882
    The Triple Alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy is formed.
  • 1883
    Krakatoa begins to erupt. The volcano’s final and most notable explosion occurs on August 26.
  • 1891
    History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison’s prototype kinetoscope.
  • 1932
    Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.
  • 1941
    World War II: Battle of Crete – German paratroops invade Crete.
  • 1948
    Chiang Kai-shek elected to be the first President of the Republic of China.
  • 1956
    In Operation Redwing (shot Cherokee), the first United States airborne hydrogen bomb is dropped over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean;
  • 1969
    The Battle of Hamburger Hill in Vietnam ends.

Who were born on May 20?

  • 1706
    Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (d. 1777)
  • 1915
    Peter Copley, British actor (d. 2008)
  • 1916
    Alexei Petrovich Maresiev, Russian flying ace (d. 2001)
  • 1925
    Chester Ludgin, American baritone (d. 2003)
  • 1943
    Al Bano, Italian singer
  • 1946
    Cher, American singer & actress
  • 1958
    Ron Reagan, American talk show host
  • 1970
    Louis Theroux, British television presenter
  • 1971
    Šárka Kašpárková, Czech athlete
  • 1977
    Leonardo Noeren Franco, Argentine footballer

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