Monday May 27, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 27: Day of the Week

May 27, 2024 is the 148th day of the year 2024 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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

May 27 Historical Event(s)

927
Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: the Croatian army, led by King Tomislav, defeats the Bulgarian Army.
1813
War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.
1896
The 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).
1930
The 1046 ft Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
1941
World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency”.
1962
The Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire starts.
1975
Dibbles Bridge Coach Crash near Grassington, North Yorkshire, England kills 33 – the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom.
1995
In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.
2001
Members of Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf seize twenty hostages from an upscale island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.
2006
The 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?

1576
Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (d. 1649)
1837
Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter (d. 1887)
1888
Louis Durey, French composer (d. 1979)
1904
Chūhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (d. 1997)
1911
Hubert H. Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the United States and Senator from Minnesota (d. 1978)
1911
Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
1934
Harlan Ellison, American author
1939
Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
1946
Lewis Collins, English actor
1997
Danny McKinnon, Canadian actor

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