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What are the important events that happened on May 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 27 is the 148th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 14, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,405,120 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatetracontaoctagon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 246 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,253 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 27 Historical Events

  • 927
    Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: the Croatian army, led by King Tomislav, defeats the Bulgarian Army.
  • 1120
    Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
  • 1958
    The F-4 Phantom II makes its first flight.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
  • 1997
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.

Who were born on May 27?

  • 1888
    Louis Durey, French composer (d. 1979)
  • 1939
    Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
  • 1954
    Pauline Hanson, Australian politician
  • 1982
    Michael de Grussa, Australian Singer/Songwriter
  • 1984
    Kalle Spjuth, Swedish bandy player

Who died on May 27?

  • 1926
    Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
  • 1963
    Gregoris Lambrakis, Greek physician and politician (b. 1912)
  • 1967
    Ernst Niekisch, German politician (b. 1889)
  • 2009
    Thomas Franck, American lawyer (b. 1931)
  • 2011
    Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player (b. 1974)

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