Friday May 31, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 31: Day of the Week

May 31, 2024 is the 152nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 214 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Gemini 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 31 Historical Event(s)

526
A devastating earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing 250,000.
1790
Alferez Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
1902
Second Boer War: The Treaty of Vereeniging ends the war and ensures British control of South Africa.
1911
President of Mexico Porfirio Díaz flees the country during the Mexican Revolution.
1921
Tulsa Race Riot: A civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, the official death toll is 39, but recent investigations suggest the actual toll may be much higher.
1929
The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, “The Karnival Kid”, is released.
1961
The Union of South Africa becomes the Republic of South Africa.
1962
Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.
1977
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System completed.
1985
1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.

Who were born on May 31?

1557
Feodor I of Russia (d. 1598)
1641
Dositheos, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem (d. 1707)
1931
Shirley Verrett, American soprano (d. 2010)
1938
John Prescott, English politician
1948
Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress and broadcaster
1971
Diana Damrau, German soprano
1972
Karl Geary, Irish actor
1976
Matt Harpring, American basketball player
1976
Tonka Tomicic, Chilean model and television presenter
1977
Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer

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