May 27 holidays in 2022

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
National Cellophane Tape Day - Unofficial
National Grape Popsicle Day - Unofficial
National Don’t Fry Day - Unofficial
National Heat Awareness Day - Unofficial
National Heroes Day Turks and caicos islands Public Holiday
Bermuda Day Bermuda Public Holiday
Mother's Day Bolivia Observance
Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq Iran National Holiday
Children's Day Nigeria Observance
Sun Screen Day - Unofficial

Historical Events on May 27

  • 1813: On this day during the War of 1812, American forces capture Fort George in Canada.
  • 1863: At the Siege of Port Hudson during the American Civil War, Union forces assault the Confederate works for the first time.
  • 1896: A F4 tornado hits St. Louis and East St. Louis on this day. It caused $12 million dollars USD in damage and killed over 250 people.
  • 1907: In the city of San Francisco in California, Bubonic plague begins to break out.
  • 1927: Ford Motor Company stops making Model T Cars and starts to retool their factories to start manufacturing the Ford Model A.
  • 1930: The Chrysler Building in New York City opens. At 1,046 feet, it’s the tallest man made structure of the time.
  • 1933: The United States Federal Securities Act becomes law.
  • 1933: The 3 Little Pigs cartoon is released by Walt Disney. The song: “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” will become a hit sensation.
  • 1940: After surrendering to German forces, 99 Royal Norfolk soldiers are shot at the Le Paradis Massacre during World War 2.
  • 1941: Over twenty-one hundred men die when the German Battleship Bismark is attacked and sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1941: “An Unlimited National Emergency” is declared by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1942: Reinhard Heydrich is fatally wounded during Operation Anthropoid of World War 2. He will die from his injuries 8-days later.

Famous Birthdays on May 27

  • American drover, scout, spy, lawman and showman, Wild Bill Hickok is born in 1837.
  • French painter and illustrator, Georges Rouault is born in 1871.
  • American painter Jessie Arms Botke is born in 1883.
  • American actor Vincent Price is born in 1911.
  • American novelist John Cheever is born in 1912.
  • English actor Christopher Lee is born in 1922.
  • German-American political scientist and Nobel Prize laureate, Henry Kissinger is born in 1923.

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