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Monday May 27, 2019

May 27: Day of the Week

May 27, 2019 is the 147th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1798
    The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
  • 1896
    The 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).
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
  • 1927
    The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
  • 1940
    World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops. Two survive.
  • 1942
    World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated in Prague.
  • 1962
    The Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire starts.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
  • 1999
    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.

Who were born on May 27?

  • 1837
    Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter (d. 1887)
  • 1888
    Louis Durey, French composer (d. 1979)
  • 1912
    Terry Moore, American baseball player (d. 1995)
  • 1918
    Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese politician
  • 1921
    Caryl Chessman, American robber and rapist (d. 1960)
  • 1923
    Sumner Redstone, American entrepreneur
  • 1930
    William S. Sessions, 8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1964
    Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality
  • 1968
    Rebekah Brooks, English journalist and newspaper editor
  • 1972
    Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian singer

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