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May 31st

May 31st is the 151st day of the year (152nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 214 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 31st, 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 31st

1162 Genghis Khan (founder of the Mongol Empire)

Genghis Khan

1857 Pope Pius XI (Pope 1922-1939)

1872 W. Heath Robinson (cartoonist, illustrator)

1922 Denholm Elliott (actor)

1930 Clint Eastwood (actor)

Clint Eastwood

1943 Sharon Gless (actress)

1948 John Bonham (drummer - Led Zeppelin)

1948 Lynda Bellingham (actress)

1949 Tom Berenger (actor)

1965 Brooke Shields (actress)

Brooke Shields

1976 Colin Farrell (actor)

1977 June Sarpong (TV host)

May 31st in History

1279 BC Rameses II becomes Pharoah of Egypt.

1669 Samuel Pepys writes his last diary entry.

1678 First Godiva procession in Coventry.

Lady Godiva

1790 United States introduces its first copyright law.

1859 The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament housing Big Ben starts keeping time in London.

1910 Union of South Africa established.

1911 The hull of RMS Titanic is launched.

RMS Titanic

1913 The Seventeeth Amendment to the US Constitution, providing for direct election of US Senators, is ratified.

1916 The British and German navies meet in the Battle of Jutland.

1927 Ford produces the last Model T.

Model T Ford

1961 South Africa becomes a republic.

1962 West Indies Federation dissolves.

2005 Vanity Fair magazines reveals that Mark Felt was the Watergate whistleblower, "Deep Throat".

May 31st is also

World No Tobacco Day


People born on May 31st are Gemini


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