May 27

May 27 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2020 Daily Holidays that fall on May 27, include:

  • National Grape Popsicle Day 
  • National Senior Health & Fitness Day - May 27, 2020 (Last Wednesday in May)
  • World Otter Day - May 27, 2020 (Last Wednesday in May)

2020 Weekly Holidays that include May 27, are:

  • Ascension of Baha'uLlah - Evening of May 27 - Evening of May 28, 2020
  • National African Violet Week - May 24-30, 2020
  • National Backyard Games Week - May 25 - June 1, 2020 (Week before Memorial Day)
  • Older Americans Mental Health Week - May 24-30, 2020 (Last Full Week in May) 
  • Scripps National Spelling Bee - May 25-28, 2020 (Tuesday - Thursday of Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31

2020 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.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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 22 - June 13, 2020 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!

Astrological Sign

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
  • Hawthorn


Birthstone

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.


Famous Birthdays

  • 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)


Famous Deaths

  • 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

You can't accomplish anything with out making a decision to try, and then taking action!


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Veggie Kabobs - Great For Holiday Meals

Spring and Summer are great seasons to barbeque! Try some of your favorite vegetables on the grill.  They are color and health to your meal!


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

Antaphrodisiac (adjective)

1.  Capable of reducing the sex drive.

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