Happy May 14th!
Thank you for stopping by Time for the Holidays! This page is full of random information about May 14th, such as holidays, horoscope information and historical events! Learn about what has happened on May 14th by just scrolling down the page! Hope you learn something new, and if it’s your birthday today, then Happy Birthday to you!
May 14th Holidays
- Dance Like a Chicken Day
‘The Chicken Dance Song’ originated in Switzerland in the 1950s, and reached popularity in the US in the 1970s. Today, May 14th is the day to think back to the fun times you enjoyed this song whether it be weddings, birthdays or any fun get togethers from the past.
- International Dylan Thomas Day
May 14th is an international day to celebrate the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, held each year on 14th May, the anniversary of the date when Under Milk Wood was first read on stage at 92Y The Poetry Center, New York in 1953.
- National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
On May 14th we celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit Day. Here is a recipe for you to try out: Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
- National Dance Like A Chicken Day
The Chicken Dance Song’ originated in Switzerland in the 1950s, and reached popularity in the US in the 1970s. Today, May 14th is the day to think back to the fun times you enjoyed this song whether it be weddings, birthdays or any fun get togethers from the past.
- National Underground America Day
On May 14th, National Underground America Day recognizes people who choose to live in underground architecture across North America. The observance also celebrates the lifestyle, architecture, and benefits of underground living. National Underground America Day, an “unofficial” National holiday that was created by architect Malcolm Wells in 1974. Wells is considered “the father of modern earth-sheltered architecture”.
- The Stars and Stripes Forever Day
“The Stars and Stripes Forever” is a patriotic American march written and composed by John Philip Sousa. Sousa wrote that he composed the march on Christmas Day, 1896. He was on board an ocean liner on his way home from a vacation with his wife in Europe and had just learned of the recent death of David Blakely, the manager of the Sousa Band. He composed the march in his head and committed the notes to paper on arrival in the United States. It was first performed at Willow Grove Park, just outside Philadelphia, on May 14, 1897. Following an Act of Congress in 1987, it was officially adopted as the national march of the United States of America.
May 14th Zodiac Sign is Taurus
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.
If your Birthday is on May 14th then you share a Birthday with:
- 1969 – Cate Blanchett, actress, is born in Melbourne, Australia.
- 1984 – Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook is born in White Plains, NY
May 14th Trivia
- 1264 – Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the effective ruler of England.
- 1610 – Henry IV of France is assassinated, bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
- 1643 – Four-year-old Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
- 1796 – Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox inoculation.
- 1804 – The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
- 1925 – Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway is published.
- 1973 – Skylab, the United States’ first space station, is launched.
- 1984 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Hello,” by Lionel Richie.
- 1990 – The #1 movie was, “Bird on a Wire,” starring Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn and David Carradine.
- 2016 – The world’s oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones, died in New York at the age of 116.
- 2017 – North Korea test-fired another ballistic missile Sunday in defiance of South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, who was sworn in Wednesday.
- 2018 – Dozens of people die in Gaza fence protest as U.S. moves embassy to Jerusalem.
- 2019 – Tim Conway, star of the Carol Burnett Show, passes away.
- 2020 – Phyllis George, Former CBS Sportscaster and Miss America, Dies at 70 from Leukemia.
- 2021 – The CDC announced fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks in most places. [NBC]