May 27: Day of the Week
May 27, 2018 was the 147th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 218 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1120Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
- 1703Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
- 1860Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
- 1863American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
- 1896The F4-strength St. Louis-East St. Louis Tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri and East Saint Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damage (1997 USD).
- 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).
- 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.
- 1957Toronto‘s CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada’s first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n’Roll music format.
Who were born on May 27?
- 1820Mathilde Bonaparte, French princess and socialite (d. 1904)
- 1867Arnold Bennett, British novelist (d. 1931)
- 1884Max Brod, Czech-born writer, literary executor of Franz Kafka (d. 1968)
- 1923Henry Kissinger, 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
- 1939Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
- 1945Bruce Cockburn, Canadian musician
- 1946Lewis Collins, English actor
- 1970Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist
- 1981Marcelo Bonan. Brazilian footballer
- 1982Michael de Grussa, Australian Singer/Songwriter
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