Armed Forces Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Week prior to Armed Forces Day, the Third Sunday in May)
Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 10-16, 2020
Frog Jumping Jubilee Day (Calaveras County, CA) - May 14-17, 2020
Invictus Games - May 9-16, 2020
National Bike to Work Week - May 11-17, 2020
National Charter Schools Week - May 10-16, 2020
National Etiquette Week - May 11-15, 2020 (Begins Second Monday of Full Week in May)
National Hospital Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Second week in May)
National Nursing Home Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Starts on Mother's Day to Following Saturday)
National Police Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Second Full Week in May)
National Prevention Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Third Week in May)
National Public Gardens Week - May 8-17, 2020
National Return to Work Week - May 10-16, 2020
National Stuttering Awareness Week - May 11-17, 2020 (Second Full Week in May)
National Transportation Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Always has Third Friday in May)
National Vegetarian Awareness Week - May 11-17, 2020
National Women's Health Week - May 10-16, 2020
Ramadan - Evening of April 23, 2020 - Evening of May 23, 2020
Reading is Fun Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Second Full Week in May)
Salvation Army Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Second Week in May)
The Biggest Week in American Birding - May 8-17, 2020
Universal Family Week - May 10-16
Work at Home Mom's Week - May 11-17, 2020
2020 Monthly Holidays that include May 14, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Cannes International Film Festival - May 12-23, 2020 in Cannes, France is the most prestigious and most publicized film festival in the World.
PGA Championship - May 14-17, 2020
The Astrological Sign for May 14 is Taurus.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:
The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.
1936 - Bobby Darin, American singer, songwriter, and actor (d. 1973)
1944 - George Lucas, American director, producer, and screenwriter who founded Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones)
1961 - Tim Roth, English actor and director
1964 - James M. Kelly, American colonel, pilot and astronaut
1969 - Cate Blanchett, Australian actress (Lord of the Rings)
1919 - Henry J. Heinz, American businessman who founded the H. J. Heinz Company (b. 1844)
1987 - Rita Hayworth, American actress and dancer (b. 1918)
1993 - William Randolph Hearst, Jr. American journalist (b. 1908)
1998 - Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (b. 1915)
2003 - Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries) (b. 1919)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1962 - Princess Sophia of Greece marries Don Juan Carlos of Spain
1996 - Actor Antonio Banderas marries actress Melanie Griffith in London
2011 - Country singer Blake Shelton marries country singer Miranda Lambert
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
National Women's Health Week isMay 10-16, 2020. The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for May 14, is information from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits on Food Cravings.
Cravings are a physiological, and emotionally intense urge to eat a certain type of food. They are different for all of us, with different root causes, but we can all agree that they are very powerful, and have brought down many a dieter! Find out more.....
This Day in History
1607 - Jamestown, Virginia is settled as the 1st permanent English settlement
1610 - Henry IV of France is assassinated and Louis XIII takes the throne
1796 - Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination
1804 - The Lewis & Clark Expedition set out from St. Louis and travel up the Missouri River and on to the Pacific Coast
1889 - The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London.
1897 - The Stars and Strips Forever is first performed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Today, March 14 is The Stars and Stripes Forever Day. Above is, The United States Army Field Band and Soldier's Chorus perform John Philip Sousa's most famous march, The Stars and Stripes Forever.
1939 - Lina Medina, of Peru becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five
1942 - US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms
1943 - A Japanese submarine sinks the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland
1955 - The Warsaw Pack is signed by Eight Communist countries, Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and Romania
1963 - Kuwait joins the United Nations as the 111th member
1964 - Underground America Day is observed for the first time
1973 - U.S. Supreme Court approves equal rights to females in the military
1973 - The U.S. first space station, Skylab is launched
1980 - The U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services begins operation
This Day in Music
1927 - Ain't She Sweet by Ben Bernie hits #1
1964 - Little Old Lady (From Pasadena), is recorded by Jan & Dean
1968 - People Got to Be Free is recorded by The Rascals
1970 - Ohio, by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is released
1977 - When I Need You, by Leo Sayer hits #1
1981 - Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes hits #1
1983 - The Album True by Spandau Ballet hits #1 in the UK
1985 - Michael Jackson is presented a special Presidential Humanitarian Award at the White House by Ronald Reagan for his work against drunk driving
2006 - The album Stadium Arcadium by the Red Hot Chili Peppers hits #1 on the UK Album Chart