May 27: Day of the Week
May 27, 2020 was the 148th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 218 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini 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.
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May 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1153Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
- 1812Bolivian War of Independence: In Bolivia, the Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba fight against the Spanish army.
- 1896The F4-strength St. Louis-East St. Louis Tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri and East Saint Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damage (1997 USD).
- 1907Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
- 1941World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
- 1965Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
- 1967The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
- 1996First Chechnya War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.
- 1998Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.
- 2005Australian Schapelle Corby is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in Kerobokan Prison for drug smuggling by a court in Indonesia.
Who were born on May 27?
- 1888Louis Durey, French composer (d. 1979)
- 1921Caryl Chessman, American robber and rapist (d. 1960)
- 1923Sumner Redstone, American entrepreneur
- 1944Christopher Dodd, American politician, senior Senator from Connecticut
- 1962Steven Brill, American film writer and director
- 1967Paul Gascoigne, English footballer
- 1970Cherry Pie Picache, Filipino actress
- 1979Stuart Manning, British actor
- 1985Roberto Soldado, Spanish footballer
- 1987Gervinho, Ivorian footballer
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