May 27: Day of the Week
May 27, 2019 is the 147th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1798The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.
- 1863American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
- 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).
- 1905Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
- 1927The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
- 1940World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops. Two survive.
- 1942World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated in Prague.
- 1962The Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire starts.
- 1965Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
- 1999The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
Who were born on May 27?
- 1837Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter (d. 1887)
- 1888Louis Durey, French composer (d. 1979)
- 1912Terry Moore, American baseball player (d. 1995)
- 1918Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese politician
- 1921Caryl Chessman, American robber and rapist (d. 1960)
- 1923Sumner Redstone, American entrepreneur
- 1930William S. Sessions, 8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- 1964Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality
- 1968Rebekah Brooks, English journalist and newspaper editor
- 1972Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian singer
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