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May Bizarre Holidays and Famous Birthdays

Updated on June 15, 2015

Bizarre May Holidays

May 1

May Day

Mother Goose Day

May 2

Brothers and Sisters Day

Fire Day


May 4

Lumpy Rug Day

World Press Freedom Day

May 5

Oyster Day

National Hoagie Day

May 6

Beverage Day

No Diet Day

May 7

National Tourism Day

International Tuba Day

May 8

Iris Day

No Socks Day

May 9

Clean Up Your Room Day

National Train Day

May 10

Lost Sock Memorial Day

National Train Day

May 11

Twilight Zone Day

Eat What You Want Day

May 12

International Nurses Day

Limerick Day

May 13

Frog Jumping Day

Leprechaun Day

May 14

Dance Like A Chicken Day

Have a Coke Day

May 15

Police Officers Memorial Day

National Chocolate Chip Day

May 16

Wear Purple for Peace Day

Love a Tree Day

May 17

Pack Rat Day

National Sea Monkey Day

May 18

Visit Your Relatives Day

International Museum Day

May 19

Frog Jumping Jubilee Day

Boy's Club Day

May 20

Eliza Dolittle Day

Be a Millionaire Day

May 21

National Waiters and Waitress Day

National Memo Day

May 22

Buy a Musical Instrument Day

No Dirty Dishes Day

May 23

Lucky Penny Day

Pick Strawberries Day

May 24

National Escargot Day

Renewal Day

May 25

National Missing Childrens Day

Tap Dance Day

May 26

Sally Ride Day

Grey Day

May 27

Sun Screen Day

Body Painting Arts Day

May 28

National Hamburger Day

Amnesty International Day

May 29

International Jazz Day

End of the Middle Ages Day

May 30

My Bucket's Got a Hole In It Day

Water a Flower Day

May 31

Save Your Hearing Day

National Macaroon Day

May flower lily of the valley
May flower lily of the valley | Source

Famous May Birthdays

May 1

Tim McGraw - musical artist

Glenn Ford - actor

May 2

Benjamin Spock - pediatrician

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - pro wrestler

May 3

Golda Meir - political leader

Doug Henning - magician

May 4

Audrey Hepburn - actress

Lance Bass - musical artist

May 5

Will Arnett - actor

Karl Marx - philosopher

May 6

Sigmund Freud - neuroligist/psychologist

Orson Welles - writer

May 7

Gary Cooper - actor

Eva Peron - political leader

May 8

Harry S. Truman - US President

Alex Van Halen - musical artist

May 9

Billy Joel - musical artist

Candice Bergen - actress

May 10

Fred Astaire - dancer/actor

Paul "Bono" Hewson - musical artist

May 11

Irving Berlin - composer

Katherine Hepburn - actress

May 12

Daphne Du Maurier - author

Burt Bacharach - musical artist

May 13

Stevie Wonder - musical artist

Darius Rucker - musical artist

May 14

Bobby Darin - musical artist

Cate Blanchett - actress

May 15

Ellen Wilson - First Lady

Anna Maria Alberghetti - actress/singer

May 16

Liberace - pianist/performer

Pierce Brosnan - actor

May 17

Frank Capra - film director

Jordan Knight - musical artist

May 18

Perry Como - singer

George Strait - musical artist

May 19

Dolley Madison - First Lady

Malcolm X - activist

May 20

Jimmy Stewart - actor

Cher - musical artist/actress

May 21

Harold Robbins - writer

Leo Sayer - musical artist

May 22

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - writer

Naomi Campbell - model


Drew Carey - comedian/performer

Rosemary Clooney - singer


Bob Dylan - songwriter

Patti LaBelle - musical artist

May 25

Sally Kristen Ride - astronaut

Connie Sellecca - actress

May 26

John Wayne - actor

Lenny Kravitz - musical artist

May 27

Vincent Price - actor

Henry Kissinger - diplomat

May 28

John Fitzgerald Kennedy - US Presdient

Ian Fleming - writer

May 29

Bob Hope - actor

Benny Goodman - conductor/musician

May 30

Mel Blanc - voice specialist

Wynonna Judd - musical artist

May 31

Clint Eastwood - actor

Joe Namath - athlete

Emeril | Source

Escargots a la Bourguignonne

Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2001 Prep Time:20 minInactive Prep Time:--Cook Time:25 minLevel:EasyServes:48 snails, serving 8 as an appetizer


  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces or 3 sticks) softened butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 48 cleaned snail shells
  • 1 (28-ounce) can escargots, drained, rinsed, and patted dry (or, 48 fresh snails, prepared as directed below)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a bowl combine shallot, parsley, garlic, red wine, butter, salt, and pepper and mix well to thoroughly combine. Place a small amount of the butter inside each prepared snail shell. Add one snail to each shell, then fill each shell with more of the garlic-butter mixture. Place each prepared shell in the well of a snail dish and bake until butter is melted and bubbly and just beginning to brown.

If using fresh snails, follow the procedure below for cleaning and preparing the shells:

  • 48 fresh snails in their shells
  • White vinegar
  • Salt
  • Dry white wine
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 10 cloves garlic, mashed
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Allow snails to fast for at least one day. Rinse snails under cold running water and then transfer to a large bowl and cover with white vinegar and a handful of salt. Cover snails with a heavy plate to keep them submerged and allow them to purge for at least 3 hours. Rinse again under cold running water and clean thoroughly to remove all traces of mucous. Place snails in a small saucepan and cover with water. Boil for 10 minutes. Drain and remove snails from their shells. Transfer shells to another saucepan and cover with salted water and boil for at least 30 minutes. Remove shells from the water, clean thoroughly and let them dry completely before proceeding. Clean shelled snails again and remove the black part at the end of the tail. Place snails in a saucepan and cover with a mixture of half water and half dry white wine. Add onion, carrots, celery, bouquet garni, 10 cloves garlic, salt, and pepper. Partially cover saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2 hours, or until tender, and allow snails to cool in cooking liquid. Drain snails (discard poaching liquid) and pat snails dry. Proceed with recipe as directed.

NOTE: This recipe by Emeril Lagasse was included in honor of Escargot Day, May 24. No one makes escargot better than Emeril.

In honor of Frog Jumping Jubilee Day, My 19th


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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love doing this kind of hub - they are so much fun. My favorite is Eat What You Want Day.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Oooh, I have great news! Although I didn't know it was No Socks day on May 8th - I wore no socks!

      What a great fun hub with the added bonus of birthdays. Honestly, we need to celebrate much more than we do - and have fun. And these bizarre holidays are such a good starting point.

      A big awesome rating. Thanks a lot!

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I'm with you there. That and No Diet Day.

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      mse 7 years ago from texas

      I'm in for eat what you want day!