May 27: Day of the Week
May 27, 2021 was the 147th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 218 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1812Bolivian War of Independence: In Bolivia, the Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba fight against the Spanish army.
- 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).
- 1905Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
- 1907Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
- 1919The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
- 1927The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
- 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.
- 1998Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.
- 2005The first year of the Tunisian American Day, which became a yearly event
- 2006The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 am local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.
Who were born on May 27?
- 1820Mathilde Bonaparte, French princess and socialite (d. 1904)
- 1837Wild Bill Hickok, American gunfighter (d. 1876)
- 1871Georges Rouault, French painter and graphic artist (d. 1958)
- 1904Chūhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (d. 1997)
- 1925Tony Hillerman, American writer (d. 2008)
- 1946Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (d. 2005)
- 1964Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality
- 1965Pat Cash, Australian tennis player
- 1981Özgür Çevik, Turkish singer and actor
- 1991Ksenia Pervak, Russian tennis player
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