May 27: Day of the Week
May 27, 2019 was the 147th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 218 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1813War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.
- 1905Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
- 1907Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
- 1919The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
- 1933The Century of Progress World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1935New Deal: The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495).
- 1941World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
- 1941World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency”.
- 1967The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
- 2006The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 am local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.
Who were born on May 27?
- 1876Sir William Stanier, British railway engineer (d. 1965)
- 1888Louis Durey, French composer (d. 1979)
- 1900Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
- 1951Ana Belén, Spanish singer and actress
- 1961Peri Gilpin, American actress
- 1969Jeremy Mayfield, American race car driver
- 1971Wayne Carey, Australian rules footballer
- 1973Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian
- 1974Jason Narvy, American actor
- 1981Fivos Constantinou, Cypriot distance and cross country runner
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