Mudbug Madness Days - May 26-28, 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend)
National African Violet Week - May 20-27, 2018
National Backyard Games Week - May 21-28, 2018 (Week before Memorial Day)
National Polka Weekend - May 25-27, 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend)
National Tire Safety Week - May 26 - June 2, 2018 (Starts Memorial Day Weekend)
Ramadan - Evening of May 15, 2018 to Evening of June 14, 2018 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31
2018 Monthly Holidays that include May 27, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Vivid Sydney - May 25 - June 16, 2018 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
Indianapolis 500 - May 27, 2018 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis, IN. The Indianapolis 500 is the world's most famous and prestigious auto race.
The Astrological Sign for May 27 is Gemini.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:
The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.
1837 - Wild Bill Hickok, American lawman (d. 1876)
1911 - Hubert Humphrey, American politician who became the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1965 to 1969 (d. 1978)
1911 - Vincent Price, American actor best known for his performances in horror films (d. 1993)
1923 - Henry Kissinger, American politician who was the 56th US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford
1935 - Lee Meriwether, American Model and actress (Miss America in 1955, best know for her role in Barnaby Jones)
1936 - Louis Gossett, Jr., American actor and producer (Roots, An Officer and a Gentleman)
1949 - Robert Ripley, American businessman who founded Ripley's Believe It or Not! He was also a cartoonist and publisher (b. 1890)
2007 - Ed Yost, American investor who created the hot air balloon (b. 1919)
2011 - Jeff Conaway, American actor (Taxi) (b. 1950)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1929 - Aviator Charles Lindbergh marries author Anne Morrow
2003 - Actress Angelina Jolie divorces actor Billy Bob Thornton
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to come!
This Day in History
1703 - The city of Saint Petersburg is founded by Tsar Peter the Great
1896 - An F4 tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damage
1907 - San Francisco gets hits with the Bubonic plague
1919 - The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight
1927 - The Ford Motor Company stops manufacture of the Ford Model T
1930 - The Chrysler Building in New York City opens to the public. At 1,046 feet tall, it is the tallest man-made structure at the time
1933 - The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission
1937 - The Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic in California
1941 - During World War II, the German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men
1967 - The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline
1997 - Multiple tornadoes hit in Central Texas, including a F5 that killed 27 in Jarrell
1998 - Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200K for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot in Oklahoma City bombing
This Day in Music
1933 - The cartoon Three Little Pigs, with the hit song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" is released by The Walt Disney Company.
1987 - The noise level from U2's concert in Rome sets off earthquake alarms
1994 - The Eagles reunite after 14 years for a show in Burbank, CA and close the show with Desperado.
1995 - Hootie & the Blowfish debut album, Cracked Rear View becomes the #1 album in America
2006 - Red Hot Chili Peppers, two-disc album Stadium Arcadium hits a #1 album spot on The Billboard 200
Above, is Hold My Hand, from the Cracked Rear View debut album of Hootie & the Blowfish
This Day in Sports
1938 - Donald Bradman becomes the first to score 1000 cricket run's
2014 - 50 Cent throws out the first pitch at the Mets game and misses the catcher by 20 feet
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Capable of reducing the sex drive.
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