May 27: Day of the Week
May 27, 2020 is the 148th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 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.
- 1849The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened.
- 1883Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
- 1907Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
- 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).
- 1937In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
- 1962The Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire starts.
- 1967Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.
- 1967The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
- 1995In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.
Who were born on May 27?
- 1601Antoine Daniel, French Jesuit missionary and martyr (d. 1648)
- 1884Max Brod, Czech-born writer, literary executor of Franz Kafka (d. 1968)
- 1915Esther Soré, Chilean musician (d. 1996)
- 1946Lewis Collins, English actor
- 1969Dondre Whitfield, American actor
- 1971Lee Sharpe, English Footballer
- 1972Todd Demsey, American golfer
- 1980Craig Buntin, Canadian figure skater
- 1982Nattie Neidhart, Canadian professional wrestler
- 1984Kalle Spjuth, Swedish bandy player
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