May 18

May 18 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

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2018 Daily Holidays that fall on May 18, include:

  • Endangered Species Day - May 18, 2018 (Third Friday in May)
  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 
  • I Love Reese's Day
  • International Museum Day 
  • International Virtual Assistants Day - May 18, 2018 (Third Friday in May)
  • NASCAR Day - May 18, 2018 (Third Friday in May)
  • National Bike to Work Day - May 18, 2018 (Third Friday in May)
  • National Cheese Souffle Day 
  • National Defense Transportation Day - May 18, 2018 (Third Friday in May)
  • National Museum Day 
  • National Pizza Party Day - May 18, 2018 (Third Friday in May)

2018 Weekly Holidays that include May 18, are:

  • American Craft Beer Week - May 14-20, 2018
  • Armed Forces Week - May 12-20, 2018 (Second Saturday through Third Sunday in May)
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 13-19, 2018
  • Frog Jumping Jubilee Day (Calaveras County, CA) - May 17-20, 2018
  • Medical Transcriptionist Week - May 13-19, 2018 (Third Week in May)
  • National Bike to Work Week - May 14-18, 2018 (Third Full M-F Week in May) 
  • National Etiquette Week - May 14-18, 2018 (Begins Second Monday of Full Week in May)
  • National Morel Mushroom Festival - May 17-20, 2018 (Weekend after Mother's Day)
  • National Nursing Home Week - May 13-20, 2018 (Starts on Mother's Day to Following Saturday)
  • National Police Week - May 13-19, 2018 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Return to Work Week - May 13-19, 2018
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week - May 14-20, 2018 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Transportation Week - May 13-19, 2018 (Always has Third Friday in May)
  • National Vegetarian Awareness Week - May 14-20, 2018
  • National Women's Health Week - May 13-19, 2018
  • Ramadan - Evening of May 15, 2018 to Evening of June 14, 2018 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
  • Reading is Fun Week - May 13-19, 2018 (Second Full Week in May)
  • Salute to Moms 35+ Week - May 13-19, 2018 (Starts on Mother's Day)
  • Salvation Army Week - May 13-19, 2018 (Second Week in May)
  • Work at Home Mom's Week - May 13-19, 2018

2018 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

  • Cannes International Film Festival - May 9-20, 2018 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)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

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

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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.

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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