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.
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.
- 1883Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
- 1907Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
- 1933New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
- 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.
- 1941World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
- 1941World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency”.
- 1995In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.
- 2005The first year of the Tunisian American Day, which became a yearly event
Who were born on May 27?
- 1626William II, Prince of Orange (d. 1650)
- 1897John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
- 1911Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born Israeli politician (d. 2007)
- 1924Ernest Ingenito, American mass murderer (d. 1995)
- 1934Harlan Ellison, American author
- 1935Mal Evans, British road manager of The Beatles (d. 1976)
- 1948Wubbo de Boer, Dutch civil servant
- 1958Neil Finn, New Zealand singer and songwriter (Split Enz, Crowded House)
- 1962Steven Brill, American film writer and director
- 1975Jamie Oliver, English chef and television personality
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