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Thursday May 27, 2021

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.

May 2021
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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)

  • 1120
    Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
  • 1812
    Bolivian War of Independence: In Bolivia, the Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba fight against the Spanish army.
  • 1933
    New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
  • 1933
    The Century of Progress World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1937
    In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency”.
  • 1980
    The Gwangju Massacre: Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more.
  • 1996
    First Chechnya War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.
  • 2001
    Members of Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf seize twenty hostages from an upscale island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.

Who were born on May 27?

  • 1651
    Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)
  • 1652
    Liselotte von der Pfalz, Duchess of Orléans (d. 1722)
  • 1819
    Julia Ward Howe, American poet (The Battle Hymn of the Republic) (d. 1910)
  • 1836
    Jay Gould, American financier (d. 1892)
  • 1933
    Manfred Sommer, Spanish comic artist (d. 2007)
  • 1954
    Jackie Slater, American football player
  • 1962
    Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer
  • 1972
    Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian singer
  • 1984
    Blake Ahearn, American basketball player
  • 1997
    Danny McKinnon, Canadian actor

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