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Thursday May 27, 2021

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.

May 2021
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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.

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May 27 Historical Event(s)

  • 1813
    War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.
  • 1849
    The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened.
  • 1860
    Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
  • 1933
    The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”
  • 1957
    Toronto‘s CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada’s first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n’Roll music format.
  • 1967
    The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.
  • 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?

  • 1819
    Julia Ward Howe, American poet (The Battle Hymn of the Republic) (d. 1910)
  • 1897
    John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
  • 1918
    Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese politician
  • 1946
    Lewis Collins, English actor
  • 1964
    Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality
  • 1973
    Tana Umaga, New Zealand rugby union player
  • 1974
    Derek Webb, American singer and songwriter (Caedmon’s Call)
  • 1981
    Marcelo Bonan. Brazilian footballer
  • 1984
    Blake Ahearn, American basketball player
  • 1997
    Danny McKinnon, Canadian actor

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