What happened this day in history May 16, 1948

What are the important events that happened on May 16, 1948? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 16, 1948: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 16, 1948 is the 137th day of the year 1948 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 3, 1948 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatriacontaheptagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $2,521.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 16, 1948 Historical Events

  • 1948
    Chaim Weizmann is elected the first President of Israel.

Who were born on May 16, 1948?

  • 1948
    Adrian Legg, English guitarist
  • 1948
    Jesper Christensen, Danish actor
  • 1948
    Judy Finnegan, English TV presenter (Richard & Judy)
  • 1948
    Katia Dandoulaki, Greek actress

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