May 15th: What is special about this date?

May 15th marks the 135th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 136th in case of leap years). There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on May 15th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 15th and what happened on May 15th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 15th.


May 15th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 15th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Madhuri Dixit
    Madhuri Dixit (1967)

    Madhuri dixit is an indian actress known for her iconic performances in bollywood films such as dil to pagal hai, devdas, and hum aapke hain...

  • L. Frank Baum
    L. Frank Baum (1856)


  • Andy Murray
    Andy Murray (1987)

    Scottish professional tennis player, ranked no.

  • James Mason
    James Mason (1909)

    England, united kingdom -- actor.

  • Ayub Khan
    Ayub Khan (1907)

    Ayub khan was a pakistani statesman who served as the second president of pakistan, known for his military dictatorship and economic...

  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler
    Jamie-Lynn Sigler (1981)

    Jamie-lynn sigler is an american actress and singer best known for her role as meadow soprano on the television series the sopranos.

  • Madeleine Albright
    Madeleine Albright (1937)

    Czech-american political scientist, government employee, and the first woman to be named secretary of state in december 1996.

  • Ursula Thiess
    Ursula Thiess (1924)

    German actress who has been seen onscreen since 1953, in leading roles in mainly german films.

  • Chazz Palminteri
    Chazz Palminteri (1952)

    American screenwriter and producer of actor directors.

  • Joseph Cotten
    Joseph Cotten (1905)

    American actor on the radio, film and stage.

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May 15th: who died on this date?

On May 15th the following celebrities died:

  • Bekim Fehmiu
    Bekim Fehmiu (2010)

    Bekim Fehmiu was a renowned Yugoslav actor and entrepreneur who founded several successful businesses.

  • June Carter Cash
    June Carter Cash (2003)

    American singer and musician (born 1929).

  • Fred Willard
    Fred Willard (2020)

    Fred willard is an american comedian known for his roles in comedic films and tv shows, including 'anchorman' and 'best in show'.

  • Gilbert Roland
    Gilbert Roland (1994)

    Mexican-american actor armand in camille, who was born 1905, dies.

  • Wynne Gibson
    Wynne Gibson (1987)

    Actor (night after night, aggie appleby).

  • Andrew Duggan
    Andrew Duggan (1988)

    Actor (jigsaw firehouse), is diagnosed with cancer at the age of 64.

  • Tyrone Guthrie
    Tyrone Guthrie (1971)

    British producer, director, and writer (born 1900).

  • Chaselyn Dickinson (1886)

    Chaselyn Dickinson was a highly influential American poet of the 19th century, known for her unique and innovative poetic style that...

  • Adalei Dickinson (1886)

    Adalei Dickinson was a pioneering American poet known for her innovative and introspective style.

  • Emily Dickinson (1886)

    American poet, widely regarded as the greatest female poet of english.

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May 15th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 15th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Taurus according to the Western Zodiac.

Taurus zodiac sign

May 15th: what is special about the Taurus sign?

The Taurus sign encompasses people born between April 20th and May 20th.

You can discover Taurus's personality traits and attitude and Taurus's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Taurus born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 15th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 15th in history:

  • May 15, 1912: Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a New York Highlander game and is suspended.
  • May 15, 1918: 1st airmail postal service
  • May 15, 1926: British general strike ends, but mine workers go on strike.
  • May 15, 1931: Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quadragesimo anno
  • May 15, 1937: 63rd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4.
  • May 15, 1954: KGLO (now KIMT) TV channel 3 in Mason City, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • May 15, 1971: 70, Girls, 70 closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • May 15, 1974: Walter Scheel succeeds Heinemann as president of Germany.
  • May 15, 2003: Pana-Wave Laboratory is a Japanese cult that predicts the date at which an encounter with an unknown planet will result in the death of most humankind.
  • May 15, 2005: Conflict between Israeli and Palestinians: Shin Bet head Avi Dichter is out of office after a 5-year term. Yuval Diskin was elected his replacement. (Ynet.) Students of right-wing Israel go on hunger strike to protest the 2004 Israel unilateral disengagement plan.
  • May 15, 2007: Space Shuttle "Atlantis" rolls out to launchpad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to prepare for the STS-117 mission. This is the second rollout for the mission. ''Atlantis’'’s External Tank was damaged in a hailstorm on February 26th. The shuttle was subsequently rolled back to Vehicle Assembly Building to be repaired.
  • May 15, 2019: In an ambush close to the Malian border, at least 17 Niger Armed Forces soldiers were killed by militants. Six more soldiers have been evacuated to hospital, while 11 others are still missing. None of the groups has claimed responsibility.

What day of the year is May 15th?

May 15th marks the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 136th in case of leap years).

There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 15th is the 15th day of the month of May.