May 27th Holidays, Trivia and Zodiac
Welcome to Time for the Holidays! Each day has special meaning to it and we are here to help you discover it! Look down thte page today to find out what holidays fall on today, random trivia and historical events along with zodiac information about May 27th.
- Cellophane Tape Day
Celebrated annually on May 27th, Cellophane tape otherwise known as Scotch Tape, was made by Richard Gurley Drew in 1930.
- National Grape Popsicle Day
A long long time ago in San Francisco, California, on a hot day in 1905, an 11-yr-old boy named Frank Epperson was outside on his porch, mixing water with a white powdered flavoring in a glass to make soda. He went inside and left it there on the porch with the wooden stirring stick still in it. That night the temperature dropped. The next morning Frank discovered the drink had frozen to the stick. He poured hot water on the glass and pulled out his new invention. After years of making them for his friends and family, in 1922, he introduced his treat at a fireman’s ball where it was a huge success. Then in 1923, he made and sold his frozen treat-on-a-stick at an amusement park in Alameda, California. Epperson applied for a patent in 1924 for his frozen confectionery, which he called “Eppsicle” ice pop. His children kept calling them popsicles so he renamed them that later.
- National Gray Day
National Gray Day is observed on May 27th of each year and aims to bring attention to brain cancer. On this day we want to extend knowledge of this deadly disease along with support those who are fighting it and remember those we have lost to it.
- Nothing to Fear Day
May 27 was chosen as the date of Nothing to Fear Day because it was on this date in 1941 that President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a speech where he said: “We must not be defeated by the fear of the very danger which we are preparing to resist.
- Sunscreen Protection Day
Today is a good day to learn more about the damage sun can do to your skin. Always protect yourself by wearing sunscreen. The first known prevention creams for sunburn were actually created in the 1930s by an Australian man known as Milton Blake. He spent 12 years experimenting in his kitchen until he was able to come up with a formula that worked. His creams are still around today! Years later, Franz Greiter, a chemistry student from Switzerland, ended up with really bad sunburn after climbing Mount Piz, so he embarked on a mission to make sun screen better, and this is how SPF came about. The Piz Buin Glacier Cream was created in 1946. The SPF on this sun screen was only 2 at the time.
- Old-Time Player Piano Day
Edwin Votey came up with a player piano prototype in 1895, and called them pianolas, which once was a trademark name from the Aeolian Company. Player pianos read notes from tiny perforations on rolls of paper, and the rolls can be changed out to play different songs. They were very popular at first but lost popularity after the Wall Street crash of 1929, with only a few companies still manufacturing them in the 1930s.
May 27th Zodiac
Gemini is the third astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini.
Time period: May 21 – June 21
Ruling planet: Mercury
Zodiac quality: Mutable
Color: Light-Green, Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 14, 23
Strengths: Gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, ability to learn quickly and exchange ideas.
Geminis like books and talking a lot and going on trips.
Weaknesses: Geminis have a nervous energy, they can be inconsistent and have a hard time making up their mind. They don’t like routines, they get bored easy and they love being spontaneous.
Famous Geminis: Johnny Depp, Angelina Joli, Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Naomi Cambell, Donald Trump, Kanye West, Tupac Shakir, Prince, North West, Morgan Freeman, Paul McCartney, Clint Eastwood, Mark Wahlberg, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Helena Bonham Carter, Lauryn Hill, Judy Garland, Venus Williams, John Wayne, Shia LaBeouf, Micheal J. Fox, Che Guevara, Tim Allen, Rafael Nadal. Vincent Price, Elizabeth Hurley, Bob Hope, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Zachary Quinto, Annette Bening, Greg Kinnear, Greg Kinnear, Anne Heche.
May 27th Trivia
- 1153 – Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
- 1703 – Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
- 1883 – Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
- 1937 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
- 1967 – The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
- 1999 – Lily-Rose Depp, Johnny Depp’s and Vanessa Paradis’s daughter was born today.
- 2006 – Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Joli was born today.
- 2016 – Barack Obama is the first president of United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha.
- 2017- Gregg Allman, Singer and Songwriter Most Well Known for the Allman Brothers Band, Died.
- 2017 – Hall of Fame Pitcher and Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning Dies at 85.