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, 1,685,145,600 seconds 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.
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
Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: the Croatian army, led by King Tomislav, defeats the Bulgarian Army.
Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
Bolivian War of Independence: In Bolivia, the Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba fight against the Spanish army.
Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
The Century of Progress World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois.
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.
World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, Dragon Quest is released in Japan.
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?
Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (d. 1649)
Marcel Masse, Canadian politician
Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer
Siouxsie Sioux, English musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Adin Brown, American footballer
Stuart Manning, British actor
Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer
Darin Brooks, American actor
Kalle Spjuth, Swedish bandy player
Eric Kolelas, French actor
Who died on May 27?
King Ordoño I of Asturias (b. 831)
Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1452)
Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
Robert Ripley, American cartoonist (Ripley’s Believe It or Not!) (b. 1890)
Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (b. 1907)
Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (b. 1904)
Matt Gunther, American pornographic actor (b. 1963)
Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (b. 1967)
Franz Künstler, last remaining Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I veteran (b. 1900)
Sir Clive Granger, British economist and Nobel Prize winner (b. 1934)
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