Thursday May 21st, 1942
May Twenty-First, Nineteen Forty-Two

How old am I if I was born on May 21, 1942?

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Date Facts:

  • May 21, 1942 was a Thursday
  • Zodiac Sign for this date is: Gemini
  • This date was 29,303 days ago
  • May 21st 2023 is on a Sunday
  • Someone born on this date is 80 years old
  • If you were born on this date:

  • You've slept for 9,768 days or 27 years!
  • Your next birthday is 282 days away
  • You've been alive for 703,272 hours
  • You were born on a Thursday in late May
  • You are 42,196,320 minutes old
  • Your next birthday is on a Sunday

  • Most popular baby names of 1942 ranked:

    Rank Name
    1. James
    2. Robert
    3. John
    4. William
    5. Richard
    6. David
    7. Charles
    Rank Name
    1. Barbara
    2. Patricia
    3. Linda
    4. Carol
    5. Sandra
    6. Judith
    7. Nancy

    How popular is your name? Search to find out!

    Celebrities Birthdays:
    May 21st

    You Share a birthday with over 21 other celebrities and/or famous people! Click Here to view our complete list. Who do you share a birthday with?

    Emerald: Birthstone for May 21st, 1942



    Good Fortune

    High Value:
    $4700 Per Carat
    Low Value:
    $800 Per Carat

    Click Here To learn more about May Birthstones

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    The Emerald is the birthstone for people born in May. Derived from the Latin word "Smaragdus" meaning green, Emerald come in a large variety of shades of green. Founds all across the globe, including Colombia, and Russia, Brazil is actually the lead supplier of the global market of Emeralds. It is extremely rare to find an emerald without inclusions or imperfections, due to this the purest emeralds are often valued higher than that of diamonds of the same weight.

    Also known as "The stones of Successful love", Emeralds are often associated with bestowing great vision, intuition, wisdom and memory. Making it a very popular choice of gem stone for both gifting and beauty products. According to ancient Indian lore, Emeralds were first translated from Sanskrit as Marakata, or "The green growing things".

    1942 - the Silent Generation:

    Age Range:

    78-99 years old


    The silent Gen were born into a fortunate time period associated with wealth, and high eduaction.

    the Silent Generation Summary:

    Contrary to their name, the Silent Generation tended to be very patriotic and ambitious. They were plagued with the Korean war, and economic instability following WWII

    Time Period:


    Like to see more about Generations? Click here to go to our interactive generations table.

    Zodiac - Gemini:


    Gemini Traits:


    Gemini Summary:

    Gemini are well known for positive energy. They are talkative and social butterflies, and don't let others influence ther way of life

    Start Date:


    End Date:


    Click here to see more about Gemini

    1942-05-21: This day in History:

  • 1832-05-21 1st Democratic party natl convention
  • 1846-05-21 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii
  • 1856-05-21 Lawrence - Kans captured - sacked by pro-slavery forces
  • 1881-05-21 American Red Cross is founded by Clara Barton
  • 1897-05-21 Yerkes Obsrvatory 40-inch refractor is used for 1st time
  • 1904-05-21 FIFA - soccer's intl governing body - is formed
  • 1922-05-21 Ruppert buys out Huston interest in Yankees for $15 million
  • 1927-05-21 Lindburgh lands in Paris - after 1st solo across Atlantic
  • 1929-05-21 Automatic electric stock quotation board installed - NYC
  • 1932-05-21 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman landed - AE Putnam
  • 1933-05-21 Mt Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph
  • 1941-05-21 1st American ship sunk by a U-boat (Robin Moor)
  • 1955-05-21 1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight - sunrise to sunset

  • 5-21-1942 in
    Roman Numerals:


    What is 1942-05-21 converted to roman numerals? Above is the date 5-21-1942 converted into roman numerals.
    The above date is written in the traditional western/American style of writing dates. Formatted in the order of
    Month-Day-Year. If you prefer the European way of writing dates (Which is day-month-year) the roman numerals would be written XXI • V • MCMXLII.

    Next Birthday Countdown:

    Countdown timer for May 21, 2023:

    The above timer is a countdown clock for your next birthday! (Assuming you were born on 1942-05-21) This timer is automatically updated, and is accurate all the way up to the nearest second. Watch as your next birthday ticks closer and closer right before your eyes. If you were born on 21st-may-1942, your next birthday is only 282 days away.

    Your birthday is on May twenty-first, 1942. Being born in late-May says a lot about you. Your zodiac sign is gemini, your birth-stone is the Emerald, and your birth flower is the Lily (both of which make great gifts for someone with this birthday). You are 80 years old, and were born in the middle of the Silent Generation. Which generation you are born into makes a huge impact on your life, click here to see our interactive table and learn more. You have been alive for 29303 days, or 703272 hours, or 42196320 minutes! Your next birthday which is in 2023, is on a Sunday.

  • Birthstone: Emerald (great gift idea, see Emerald article)
  • Birthflower: Lily
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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