May 18

May 18 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on May 18, include:

  • Dinosaur Day - May 18, 2021
  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 
  • I Love Reese's Day 
  • International Museum Day 
  • Mother Whistler Day 
  • National Cheese Souffle Day 
  • National Museum Day
  • National No Dirty Dishes Day 
  • National Visit Your Relatives Day 
  • Send an Electronic Greeting Card Day 
  • World Aids Vaccine Day 

2021 Weekly Holidays that include May 18, are:

  • American Craft Beer Week - May 17-23, 2021
  • Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS) - May 16-22, 2021
  • Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week - May 16-22, 2021 (Third Week in May) (Formerly named National Medical Transcription Week)
  • International Heritage Breeds Week - May 16-22, 2021 (Third Week of May)
  • Medical Transcriptionist Week - May 16-22, 2021 (Third Week in May)
  • National Bike to Work Week - May 17-21, 2021 (Third M-F Week in May)
  • National Eosinophil Awareness Week - May 16-22, 2021 (Third Week in May)
  • National Foul Ball Week - May 16-21
  • National Heritage Breeds Week - May 16-22, 2021 (Third Full Week in May)
  • National New Friends, Old Friends - May 16-22, 2021 (Third Week in May)
  • National Transportation Week - May 16-22, 2021 (Always has Third Friday in May)
  • National Unicycle Week - May 16-22, 2021 (Begins on Third Sunday in May)
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 9 - June 20, 2021
  • UN Global Road Safety Week - May 17-23, 2021
  • World Schizophrenia Awareness Week - May 12-18, 2021
  • World Trade Week - May 16-22, 2021 (Third Week in May)

2021 Monthly Holidays that include May 18, 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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
(Date Order)

  • Cannes International Film Festival - May 11-22, 2021 in Cannes, France is the most prestigious and most publicized film festival in the World.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for May 18 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
  • Hawthorn


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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1912 - Perry Como, American singer and TV host (d. 2001)
  • 1946 - Reggie Jackson, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1952 - George Strait, American Country singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer

Famous Deaths

  • 526 - Pope John I (b. 470)
  • 1808 - Elijah Craig, American minister, educator, and inventory who invented Bourbon Whiskey (b. 1738)
  • 2017 - Chris Cornell, America singer (Lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave) (b. 1964)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 2007 - Amy Winehouse marries former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil in Miami, Florida

Quote of the Day

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Why we eat, and your desire to eat can be from many different signals. The average person eats 20% of the time from physical hunger, and 80% of the time for other reasons besides hunger. What are the other reasons why we eat? If we can learn to distinguish our reason for eating, we can develop some healthy diet habits that not only relate to food but these other reasons! Find out why we eat from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

If we can learn to distinguish our reason for eating, we can develop some healthy diet habits that not only relate to food but these other reasons!

This Day in History

  • 1096 - Approximately 800 Jews are massacred in Worms, Germany during the First Crusade
  • 1652 - Rhode Island passes the first law in North America that makes slavery illegal
  • 1756 - Great Britain declares war on France to start the Seven Years' War
  • 1763 - A large part of Montreal, Canada is destroyed by Fire
  • 1860 - Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward
  • 1953 - Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier
  • 1969 - Apollo 10 is launched
  • 1980 - Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington State killing 57 people, and causing $3 billion in damage.
  • 2018 - 10 people are killed during a school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas

This Day in Music

  • 1963 - The Beatles start their first tour as the featured act
  • 1964 - House of the Rising Sun is recorded by The Animals
  • 1966 - Bus Stop is recorded by The Hollies
  • 1978 - The Buddy Holly Story, starring Gary Busey in the role of Buddy Holly, is released in the U.S.
  • 1991 - Out of Time by R.E.M. is the #1 Billboard Album
  • 1999 - The second album, Millennium is released by The Backstreet Boys
  • 2004 - Baptism is the seventh album released by Lenny Kravitz

Above, is Losing My Religion, the Grammy Award-winning song from R.E.M's 1991 album, Out of Time

This Day in Sports

  • 1942 - Due to WW II, New York City ends night baseball games
  • 1947 - Catcher, Warren Rosar of the A's catches his 147th game without an error
  • 1956 - For a record 3rd time, Mickey Mantle hits HR's from both sides of the plate
  • 1982 - Larry Herndon, outfielder for the Tigers is the 14th player to hit 4 consecutive HRs
  • 1986 - David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yard pool
  • 2014 - Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as the Number 1 ranked golf player in the world

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Upend (verb)

1. (transitive) To end up; to set on end.
2. To tip or turn over.
3. To destroy, invalidate, overthrow, or defeat.

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