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 147th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 14, 2023 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 468,096 hours 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 ‘hectatetracontaheptagon’ 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 259 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 3,809 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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May 27 Historical Events
The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened.
Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
The 1046 ft Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”
World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.
The 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?
Cornelius Vanderbilt, American entrepreneur (d. 1877)
Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
Tony Hillerman, American writer (d. 2008)
Cilla Black, English singer and presenter
Paul Gascoigne, English footballer
Jeremy Mayfield, American race car driver
Lee Sharpe, English Footballer
Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer
Roberto Soldado, Spanish footballer
Ksenia Pervak, Russian tennis player
Who died on May 27?
Dirk III, Count of Holland (b. between 981 and 989)
Thomas Müntzer, German rebel leader (b. c. 1488)
Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer (b. 1626)
François-Noël Babeuf, French revolutionary (b. 1760)
Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (b. 1839)
Enno Lolling, German SS-Standartenführer died by suicide (b. 1888)
Ed Konetchy, American baseball player (b. 1885)
Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (b. 1926)
Franz Künstler, last remaining Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I veteran (b. 1900)
Gil Scott-Heron, American poet, musician and author (b. 1949)
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