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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1883Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
- 1927The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
- 1933The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”
- 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.
- 1941World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency”.
- 1965Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
- 1967The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
- 1971The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
- 2001Members 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.
- 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?
- 1576Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (d. 1649)
- 1837Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter (d. 1887)
- 1884Max Brod, Czech-born writer, literary executor of Franz Kafka (d. 1968)
- 1900Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
- 1911Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born Israeli politician (d. 2007)
- 1923Henry Kissinger, 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
- 1971Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman
- 1976RJD2, American hip-hop producer
- 1977Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricketer
- 1984Darin Brooks, American actor
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