Happy May 20th!
Below is a list of many things that happened n today, May 20th. If it’s your birthday then Happy Birthday! If you are just curious to events that took place today, then scroll on down the page and learn about today’s holidays, horoscope and historical events!
May 20th Holidays, Observances and Awareness Days
Each day is important in it’s own way. There are usually a number of observances on each day that most of us don’t even know about. Check out the list for today and choose something to celebrate or honor today.
- Be a Millionaire Day
May 20th is a good day to take the first step towards entrepreneurship! Do you have an idea bouncing around in your head to start your own business? Do you have an invention you think would be helpful to others? Today, be brave and take that first step towards making these dreams come true.
- Eliza Doolittle Day
Eliza Doolittle Day is celebrated by fans of the musical My Fair Lady, a musical based off of George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play Pygmalion. In the musical, Eliza Doolittle is a Cockney flower girl who wants to learn to speak properly.
- National Quiche Lorraine Day
May 20th is National Quiche Lorraine Day so here is a Recipe for you for Classic Quiche Lorraine.
- Pick Strawberries Day
Around the world is seems that strawberries are ready to be harvested anywhere from June to July depending on where you live. If they are ready near you, then head out to some strawberry fields with your family and pick some strawberries! Here is a recipe for some Strawberry Crisp for you!
- Weights and Measures Day
Weights and Measures Day is celebrated on May 20th of every year. Weights and Measures Day honors the signing of the Metre Convention (an international treaty) signed on May 20th, 1875.
- World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
On May 20th every year, and started in 2012, the world observes Autoimmune Arthritis Day, an event aimed at raising awareness about autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases that show up with arthritis as a major component.
May 20th Zodiac Sign is Taurus
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.
Ruling planet: Venus
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Birthstones: Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Garnet, Rose quartz
Famous Tauruses: Dwayne Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Megan Fox, George Clooney, Adele, Mark Zuckerberg, Shakespeare, David Beckham, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
May 20th Trivia
- 1818 – William Fargo, American businessman and politician, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express was born.
- 1913 – The #1 movie in the US was, “Cleopatra.”
- 1946 – Cher, famous American singer was born in El Centro, CA.
- 1947 – The #1 movie in the US was, “Miracle on 34th Street.”
- 1960 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Stuck On You,” by Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires.
- 1964 – Discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation by Robert Woodrow Wilson and Arno Penzias.
- 1969 – The Battle of Hamburger Hill in Vietnam ends.
- 1972 – The #1 movie in the US was, “Godfather ” starring Marlon Brando Al Pacino
- 1972 – Busta Rhymes, famous American rapper was born in New York City, NY.
- 1980 – The #1 movie in the US was, “The Empire Strikes Back,” starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew.
- 1983 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Beat It,” by Michael Jackson.
- 1996 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Romer v. Evans against a law that would have prevented any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of gays and lesbians.
- 1998 – The #1 movie in the US was, “Godzilla.”
- 2003 – The #1 song on the Top 40 Billboard was, “Unwell,” by Matchbox Twenty.
- 2012 – At least 27 people are killed and 50 others injured when a 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Italy.
- 2014 – The #1 movie in the US was, “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
- 2019 – The #1 song is, “Old Town Road,” by
Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus;
- 2019 – Joe Biden continues to lead the Democratic Nominee polls for the 2020 election, with Bernie Sanders coming in 2nd, Elizabeth Warren 3rd, Kamala Harris 4th, and Pete Buttigieg in 5th.
- 2021 – The naturalist Jane Goodall has been announced as the 2021 winner of the Templeton prize in recognition of her life’s work on animal intelligence and humanity. [The Guardian]