Friday May 15th, 1942
May Fifteenth, Nineteen Forty-Two

How old am I if I was born on May 15, 1942?

Years Months Days Hours Minutes

Date Facts:

  • May 15, 1942 was a Friday
  • Zodiac Sign for this date is: Taurus
  • This date was 29,727 days ago
  • May 15th 2024 is on a Wednesday
  • Someone born on this date is 81 years old
  • If you were born on this date:

  • You've slept for 9,909 days or 27 years!
  • Your next birthday is 224 days away
  • You've been alive for 713,448 hours
  • You were born on a Friday in mid May
  • You are 42,806,880 minutes old
  • Your next birthday is on a Wednesday

  • 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 15th

    You Share a birthday with over 18 other celebrities and/or famous people! Click Here to view our complete list. Who do you share a birthday with?

    Emerald: Birthstone for May 15th, 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:

    79-100 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 - Taurus:


    Taurus Traits:


    Taurus Summary:

    A Taurus will stand up for that which they believe in. While normally easy going, can be very stuborn at times

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    Click here to see more about Taurus

    1942-05-15: This day in History:

  • 1602-05-15 Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Batholomew Gosnold
  • 1618-05-15 Johannes Kepler discovers his harmonics law
  • 1753-05-15 Whitsunday Term Day
  • 1836-05-15 Francis Baily observes "Baily's Beads" during annular solar eclipse
  • 1856-05-15 2nd SF Vigilance Committee organized
  • 1886-05-15 American poet Emily Dickinson died
  • 1911-05-15 Sup Court dissolves Standard Oil violates Sherman Antitrust Act
  • 1918-05-15 US Airmail service begins (Wash DC - Philadelphia & NY)
  • 1930-05-15 Ellen Church 1st airline stewardess United flight SF to Cheyenne
  • 1934-05-15 Dept of Justice offers $25 -000 reward for Dillinger - dead or alive
  • 1940-05-15 1st nylon stockings sold in US
  • 1941-05-15 Yanks win 13-1 Joe DiMaggio starts 56 game hitting streak
  • 1957-05-15 18 -000 people at Madison Sq Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade
  • 1958-05-15 USSR launched Sputnik III
  • 1963-05-15 Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in Faith 7 - end US Project Mercury
  • 1969-05-15 Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigned from Supreme Court
  • 1972-05-15 George C Wallace shot & left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer
  • 1972-05-15 Ryukyu Islands returned to Japan after 27 years of US control
  • 1975-05-15 11th Mayor's Trophy Game - Yanks beat Mets 9-4
  • 1980-05-15 Flyers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
  • 1981-05-15 Leonard Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs Toronto
  • 1981-05-15 Soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Rumanian) to Salyut 6

  • 5-15-1942 in
    Roman Numerals:

    V • XV • MCMXLII

    What is 1942-05-15 converted to roman numerals? Above is the date 5-15-1942 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 XV • V • MCMXLII.

    Next Birthday Countdown:

    Countdown timer for May 15, 2024:

    The above timer is a countdown clock for your next birthday! (Assuming you were born on 1942-05-15) 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 may-15-1942, your next birthday is only 224 days away.

    Your birthday is on May fifteenth, 1942. Being born in mid-May says a lot about you. Your zodiac sign is taurus, 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 81 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 29727 days, or 713448 hours, or 42806880 minutes! Your next birthday which is in 2024, is on a Wednesday.

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

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