May 27: Day of the Week
May 27, 2020 was the 148th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 218 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 927Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: the Croatian army, led by King Tomislav, defeats the Bulgarian Army.
- 1798The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.
- 1799War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeats the French at Winterthur, Switzerland, securing control of the northeastern Swiss Plateau because of the town’s location at the junction of seven cross-roads.
- 1927The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
- 1930The 1046 ft Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
- 1933The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”
- 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).
- 1942World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated in Prague.
- 1968The meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.
- 1975Dibbles Bridge Coach Crash near Grassington, North Yorkshire, England kills 33 – the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom.
Who were born on May 27?
- 1894Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (d. 1961)
- 1912Terry Moore, American baseball player (d. 1995)
- 1921Caryl Chessman, American robber and rapist (d. 1960)
- 1923Henry Kissinger, 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
- 1955Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter
- 1968Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player
- 1971Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman
- 1972Todd Demsey, American golfer
- 1977Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian athlete
- 1981Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer
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