May 14

May 14 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on May 14, include:

  • International Dylan Thomas Day 
  • National Buttermilk Biscuit Day 
  • National Chicken Dance Day 
  • Primary Election Day in West Virginia - May 14, 2024
  • Sex Differences in Health Awareness Day - May 14, 2024 (Tuesday of National Women's Health Week)
  • Shades Day 
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever Day 
  • Underground America Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include May 14, are:

  • American Craft Beer Week - May 13-19, 2024
  • Armed Forces Week - May 11-18, 2024 (Second Saturday to Third Saturday in May)
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Second Full Week in May)
  • Hospital Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Second Full Week of May)
  • International Coaching Week - May 13-19, 2024
  • National Bike to Work Week - May 13-19, 2024 
  • National Charter Schools Week - May 13-17, 2024
  • National Etiquette Week - May 13-19, 2024 (Begins Second Monday of Full Week in May)
  • National Hospital Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Second week in May)
  • National Police Week - May 12-18, 2024
  • National Prevention Week - May 12-18, 2024
  • National Public Gardens Week - May 10-19, 2024 (Friday before to the Sunday after Mother's Day)
  • National Return to Work Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Salvation Army Week - May 13-19, 2024
  • National Skilled Nursing Care Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Starts on Mother's Day to Following Saturday)
  • National Stationary Week - May 13-19, 2024
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Women's Health Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Week Starting With Mother's Day)
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 12 - June 16, 2024 (Mother's Day to Father's Day)
  • Reading is Fundamental Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Second Full Week in May) 
  • Salute to Moms 35+ Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Starts on Mother's Day)
  • UN Global Road Safety Week - May 10-14, 2024
  • Universal Family Week - May 10-16
  • Work at Home Mom's Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Starts on Mother's Day)
  • World Trade Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Third Week in May)
  • Yom HaAtzmaut - Evening of May 13 to Evening of May 14, 2024

2024 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.


  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)

  • Westminster Dog Show - May 13-14, 2024
  • PGA Championship - May 13-19, 2024
  • Cannes International Film Festival - May 14-25, 2024 in Cannes, France is the most prestigious and most publicized film festival in the World.

Astrological Sign

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
  • 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

  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • 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)
  • 2019 - Tim Conway, American actor, writer (McHales Navy, The Carol Burnett Show) (b. 1933)
  • 2019 - Grumpy Cat - Internet celebrity cat (b. 2012)

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

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

May 14 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

National Women's Health Week is May 14-20, 2023.  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

Above, is Spandau Ballet's True

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This Day in Sports

  • 1870 - The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson
  • 1967 - Mickey Mantle hits his 500th HR
  • 1978 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Sumptuous (adjective)

1. Magnificent, splendid, extremely good

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