May 27: Day of the Week
May 27, 2021 is the 147th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1849The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened.
- 1860Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
- 1905Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
- 1933The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”
- 1957Toronto‘s CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada’s first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n’Roll music format.
- 1967The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
- 1975Dibbles Bridge Coach Crash near Grassington, North Yorkshire, England kills 33 – the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1819Julia Ward Howe, American poet (The Battle Hymn of the Republic) (d. 1910)
- 1897John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
- 1918Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese politician
- 1946Lewis Collins, English actor
- 1964Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality
- 1973Tana Umaga, New Zealand rugby union player
- 1974Derek Webb, American singer and songwriter (Caedmon’s Call)
- 1981Marcelo Bonan. Brazilian footballer
- 1984Blake Ahearn, American basketball player
- 1997Danny McKinnon, Canadian actor
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