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Events of May 15th:

May 15th is the 135th day of the year (136th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 15th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 15th:

1859 Pierre Curie (physicist)

1895 Prescott Bush (banker, politician)

1930 Jasper Johns (artist)

1934 Sir John Keegan (historian, journalist)

1937 Madeleine Albright (former US Secretary of State)

Madeleine Albright


1948 Brian Eno (musician, record producer)

1967 Madhuri Dixit (actress)

1981 Jamie-Lynn Sigler (actress)

1981 Patrice Evra (soccer player)

1981 Zara Phillips (British royal, horse rider)

1987 Andy Murray (tennis player)



May 15th in History:

1536 Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is tried and condemned to deeath for adultery, incest, and treason.

1648 Treaty of Westphalia signed ending the Thirty Years War and the Eighty Years War.

1811 Paraguay becomes independent from Spain.

1858 The current Royal Opera House opens in Covent Garden, London.

1869 Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association.

Susan B. Anthony


1928 Disney releases "Plane Crazy", an animated short, which contains the first appearances of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.

1935 Joseph Stalin opens the Moscow Metro to the public.

Joseph Stalin


1940 McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

1943 Joseph Stalin dissolves Comintern.

Joseph Stalin


1955 Austrian State Treaty restores Austria sovereignty as a neutral country.

1957 Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb.

Hydrogen Bomb


1972 The island of Okinawa, under US control since 1945, reverts to Japanese control.

1988 USSR begins withdrawl of the Red Army from Afghanistan.

1991 Edith Cresson becomes France's first woman Prime Minster.

2010 Jessica Watson, aged just 16, becomes the youngest person to sail around the world solo.


May 15th is also:

Feast of Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle (Catholicism) - Patron Saint of all teachers of youth

Feast of Saint Denise (Catholicism)


Astrology

People born on May 15th are Taurus

Taurus

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