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May 27, 1096

Count Emicho enters Mainz, where his followers massacre Jewish citizens. At least 600 Jews are killed.

May 27, 1120

Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.

May 27, 1153

Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.

May 27, 1199

John is crowned King of England.

May 27, 1257

Richard of Cornwall, and his wife, Sanchia of Provence, are crowned King and Queen of the Germans at Aachen Cathedral.

May 27, 1644

Manchu regent Dorgon defeats rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty at the Battle of Shanhai Pass, allowing the Manchus to enter and conquer the capital city of Beijing.

May 27, 1703

Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.

May 27, 1798

The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland; Irish rebel leaders defeat and kill a detachment of militia.

May 27, 1799

War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeat the French at Winterthur, Switzerland.

May 27, 1813

War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.

May 27, 1860

Giuseppe Garibaldi begins the Siege of Palermo, part of the wars of Italian unification.

May 27, 1863

American Civil War: The first Union infantry assault of the Siege of Port Hudson occurs.

May 27, 1874

The first group of Dorsland trekkers under the leadership of Gert Alberts leaves Pretoria.

May 27, 1883

Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.

May 27, 1896

The F4-strength St. Louis-East St. Louis tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing over $10 million in damage.

May 27, 1905

Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.

May 27, 1915

HMS Princess Irene explodes and sinks off Sheerness, Kent, with the loss of 352 lives.

May 27, 1917

Pope Benedict XV promulgates the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the first comprehensive codification of Catholic canon law in the legal history of the Catholic Church.

May 27, 1919

The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.

May 27, 1927

The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.

May 27, 1930

The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.

May 27, 1933

New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.

May 27, 1935

New Deal: The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495).

May 27, 1937

In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.

May 27, 1940

World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops; two survive.

May 27, 1941

World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency".

May 27, 1941

World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic, killing almost 2,100 men.

May 27, 1942

World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is fatally wounded in Prague; he dies of his injuries eight days later.

May 27, 1950

The Linnanmäki amusement park is opened for the first time in Helsinki.

May 27, 1958

First flight of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.

May 27, 1960

In Turkey, a military coup removes President Celâl Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.

May 27, 1962

The Centralia mine fire is ignited in the town's landfill above a coal mine.

May 27, 1965

Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.

May 27, 1967

Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.

May 27, 1967

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.

May 27, 1971

The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.

May 27, 1971

Pakistani forces massacre over 200 civilians, mostly Bengali Hindus, in the Bagbati massacre.

May 27, 1975

Dibbles Bridge coach crash near Grassington, in North Yorkshire, England, kills 33 - the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom.

May 27, 1977

A plane crash at José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba, kills 67.

May 27, 1980

The Gwangju Massacre: Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more.

May 27, 1984

The Danube-Black Sea Canal is opened, in a ceremony attended by the Ceaușescus. It had been under construction since the 1950s.

May 27, 1988

Somaliland War of Independence: The Somali National Movement launches a major offensive against Somali government forces in Hargeisa and Burao, then the second- and third-largest cities of Somalia.

May 27, 1996

First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.

May 27, 1997

The 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak occurs, spawning multiple tornadoes in Central Texas, including the F5 that killed 27 in Jarrell.

May 27, 1998

Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.

May 27, 1999

Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on STS-96, the first shuttle mission to dock with the International Space Station.

May 27, 2001

Members of Abu Sayyaf, an Islamist separatist group, seize twenty hostages from an affluent island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.

May 27, 2006

The 6.4 Mw  Yogyakarta earthquake shakes central Java with an MSK intensity of VIII (Damaging), leaving more than 5,700 dead and 37,000 injured.

May 27, 2016

Barack Obama is the first president of United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha.

May 27, 2017

Andrew Scheer takes over after Rona Ambrose as the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

May 27, 2018

Maryland Flood Event: A flood occurs throughout the Patapsco Valley, causing one death, destroying the entire first floors of buildings on Main Street in Ellicott City, and causing cars to overturn.


  • Born on May 27, 742 Emperor Dezong of Tang (d. 805)
    • Born on May 27, 1332 Ibn Khaldun, Tunisian historian and theologian (d. 1406)
      • Born on May 27, 1378 Zhu Quan, Chinese military commander, historian and playwright (d. 1448)
        • Born on May 27, 1519 Girolamo Mei, Italian historian and theorist (d. 1594)
          • Born on May 27, 1537 Louis IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg (d. 1604)
            • Born on May 27, 1576 Caspar Schoppe, German author and scholar (d. 1649)
              • Born on May 27, 1584 Michael Altenburg, German theologian and composer (d. 1640)
                • Born on May 27, 1601 Antoine Daniel, French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1648)
                  • Born on May 27, 1626 William II, Prince of Orange (d. 1650)
                    • Born on May 27, 1651 Louis Antoine de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)
                      • Born on May 27, 1652 Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine of Germany (d. 1722)
                        • Born on May 27, 1738 Nathaniel Gorham, American merchant and politician, 14th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1796)
                          • Born on May 27, 1756 Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (d. 1825)
                            • Born on May 27, 1774 Francis Beaufort, Irish hydrographer and officer in the Royal Navy (d. 1857)
                              • Born on May 27, 1794 Cornelius Vanderbilt, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1877)
                                • Born on May 27, 1814 John Rudolph Niernsee, Viennese-born American architect (d. 1885)
                                  • Born on May 27, 1815 Henry Parkes, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1896)
                                    • Born on May 27, 1818 Amelia Bloomer, American journalist and activist (d. 1894)
                                      • Born on May 27, 1819 Julia Ward Howe, American poet and songwriter (d. 1910)
                                        • Born on May 27, 1827 Samuel F. Miller, American lawyer and politician (d. 1892)
                                          • Born on May 27, 1832 Zenas Ferry Moody, American surveyor and politician, 7th Governor of Oregon (d. 1917)
                                            • Born on May 27, 1836 Jay Gould, American businessman and financier (d. 1892)
                                              • Born on May 27, 1837 Wild Bill Hickok, American police officer (d. 1876)
                                                • Born on May 27, 1852 Billy Barnes, English cricketer (d. 1899)
                                                  • Born on May 27, 1857 Theodor Curtius, German chemist (d. 1928)
                                                    • Born on May 27, 1860 Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portuguese politician, 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)
                                                      • Born on May 27, 1860 Margrethe Munthe, Norwegian songwriter (d. 1931)
                                                        • Born on May 27, 1863 Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)
                                                          • Born on May 27, 1867 Arnold Bennett, English author and playwright (d. 1931)
                                                            • Born on May 27, 1868 Aleksa Šantić, Bosnian poet and author (d. 1924)
                                                              • Born on May 27, 1871 Georges Rouault, French painter and illustrator (d. 1958)
                                                                • Born on May 27, 1875 Frederick Cuming, English cricketer (d. 1942)
                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1876 Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish journalist and author (d. 1945)
                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1876 William Stanier, English engineer (d. 1965)
                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1878 Anna Cervin, Swedish artist (d. 1972)
                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1879 Karl Bühler, German-American linguist and psychologist (d. 1963)
                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1879 Hans Lammers, German judge and politician (d. 1962)
                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1883 Jessie Arms Botke, American painter (d. 1971)
                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1884 Max Brod, Czech journalist, author, and composer (d. 1968)
                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1887 Frank Woolley, English cricketer (d. 1978)
                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1888 Louis Durey, French composer (d. 1979)
                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1891 Claude Champagne, Canadian violinist, pianist, and composer (d. 1965)
                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1891 Jaan Kärner, Estonian poet and author (d. 1958)
                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1894 Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French physician and author (d. 1961)
                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1894 Dashiell Hammett, American detective novelist and screenwriter (d. 1961)
                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1895 Douglas Lloyd Campbell, Canadian educator and politician, 13th Premier of Manitoba (d. 1995)
                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1897 John Cockcroft, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1897 Dink Templeton, American rugby player and coach (d. 1962)
                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1898 David Crosthwait, American engineer, inventor and writer (d. 1976)
                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1899 Johannes Türn, Estonian chess and draughts player (d. 1993)
                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1900 Lotte Toberentz, German overseer of the Nazi Uckermark concentration camp (d. 1964)
                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1900 Uładzimir Žyłka, Belarusian poet and translator (d. 1933)
                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1906 Buddhadasa, Thai monk and philosopher (d. 1993)
                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1906 Harry Hibbs, English footballer (d. 1984)
                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1906 Antonio Rosario Mennonna, Italian bishop (d. 2009)
                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1907 Nicolas Calas, Greek-American poet and critic (d. 1988)
                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1907 Rachel Carson, American biologist, environmentalist, and author (d. 1964)
                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1909 Dolores Hope, American singer and philanthropist (d. 2011)
                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1909 Juan Vicente Pérez, Venezuelan supercentenarian, oldest living man, last man born in 1900s decade (d. 2024)
                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1911 Hubert Humphrey, American journalist and politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (d. 1978)
                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1911 Teddy Kollek, Hungarian-Israeli politician, Mayor of Jerusalem (d. 2007)
                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1911 Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1912 John Cheever, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1982)
                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1912 Sam Snead, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2002)
                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1912 Terry Moore, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1995)
                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1915 Ester Soré, Chilean singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1915 Herman Wouk, American novelist (d. 2019)
                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1917 Harry Webster, English engineer (d. 2007)
                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1918 Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese commander and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2019)
                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1921 Bob Godfrey, Australian-English animator, director, and voice actor (d. 2013)
                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1922 Otto Carius, German lieutenant and pharmacist (d. 2015)
                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1922 Christopher Lee, English actor (d. 2015)
                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1922 John D. Vanderhoof, American banker and politician, 37th Governor of Colorado (d. 2013)
                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1923 Henry Kissinger, German-American political scientist and politician, 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2023)
                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1923 Sumner Redstone, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2020)
                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1924 Jaime Lusinchi, Venezuelan physician and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2014)
                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1924 John Sumner, English-Australian director, founded the Melbourne Theatre Company (d. 2013)
                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1925 Tony Hillerman, American journalist and author (d. 2008)
                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1927 Jüri Randviir, Estonian chess player and journalist (d. 1996)
                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1928 Thea Musgrave, Scottish-American composer and educator
                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1930 John Barth, American novelist and short story writer (d. 2024)
                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1930 William S. Sessions, American civil servant and judge, 8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (d. 2020)
                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1930 Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer and educator (d. 2010)
                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1931 André Barbeau, French-Canadian neurologist (d. 1986)
                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1931 John Chapple, English field marshal and politician, Governor of Gibraltar (d. 2022)
                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1931 Bernard Fresson, French actor (d. 2002)
                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1931 Faten Hamama, Egyptian actress and producer (d. 2015)
                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1931 Philip Kotler, American author and professor
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1933 Edward Samuel Rogers, Canadian businessman (d. 2008)
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1933 Manfred Sommer, Spanish author and illustrator (d. 2007)
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1934 Ray Daviault, Canadian-American baseball player (d. 2020)
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1934 Harlan Ellison, American author and screenwriter (d. 2018)
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1935 Daniel Colchico, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1935 Mal Evans, British road manager of The Beatles (d. 1976)
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1935 Jerry Kindall, American baseball player and coach (d. 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1935 Ramsey Lewis, American jazz pianist and composer (d. 2022)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1935 Lee Meriwether, American model and actress, Miss America 1955
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1936 Benjamin Bathurst, English admiral
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1936 Louis Gossett Jr., American actor and producer (d. 2024)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1936 Marcel Masse, Canadian educator and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2014)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1937 Allan Carr, American playwright and producer (d. 1999)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1939 Simon Cairns, 6th Earl Cairns, English courtier and businessman
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1939 Yves Duhaime, Canadian captain and politician
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1939 Sokratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1939 Gerald Ronson, English businessman and philanthropist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1939 Lionel Sosa, Mexican-American advertising and marketing executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1939 Don Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1940 Mike Gibson, Australian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2015)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1942 Lee Baca, American police officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1942 Piers Courage, English racing driver (d. 1970)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1942 Roger Freeman, Baron Freeman, English accountant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1942 Robin Widdows, English racing driver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1943 Cilla Black, English singer and actress (d. 2015)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1943 Bruce Weitz, American actor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1944 Christopher Dodd, American lawyer and politician
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1944 Karen Fladset, Norwegian handball player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1944 Ingrid Roscoe, English historian and politician, Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire (d. 2020)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1944 Alain Souchon, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1945 Bruce Cockburn, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1946 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish bassist and composer (d. 2005)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1946 John Williams, English motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1947 Peter DeFazio, American politician
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1947 Marty Kristian, German-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1947 Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer and coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1947 Riivo Sinijärv, Estonian politician, 19th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1948 Wubbo de Boer, Dutch civil servant (d. 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1948 Pete Sears, English bass player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1948 Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, American occultist and author (d. 2014)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1949 Hugh Lowther, 8th Earl of Lonsdale, English politician (d. 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1949 Christa Vahlensieck, German runner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1950 Dee Dee Bridgewater, American singer-songwriter and actress
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1950 Makis Dendrinos, Greek basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1951 John Conteh, English boxer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1954 Pauline Hanson, Australian businesswoman, activist, and politician
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1954 Jackie Slater, American football player and coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1955 Eric Bischoff, American wrestler, manager, and producer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1955 Richard Schiff, American actor, director, and producer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1955 Ian Tracey, English organist and conductor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1956 Cynthia McFadden, American journalist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1956 Rosemary Squire, English producer and manager, co-founded Ambassador Theatre Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1956 Giuseppe Tornatore, Italian director and screenwriter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1957 Dag Terje Andersen, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Labour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1957 Nitin Gadkari, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1957 Eddie Harsch, Canadian-American keyboard player and bass player (d. 2016)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1958 Nick Anstee, English accountant and politician, 682nd Lord Mayor of London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1958 Neil Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter and musician
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1958 Jesse Robredo, Filipino politician, 23rd Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (d. 2012)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1960 Gaston Therrien, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1961 José Luíz Barbosa, Brazilian runner and coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1961 Peri Gilpin, American actress
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1962 Marcelino Bernal, Mexican footballer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1962 Ray Borner, Australian basketball player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1962 Steven Brill, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1962 Anthony A. Hyman, Israeli-English biologist and academic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1962 David Mundell, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1962 Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer and sportscaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1963 Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Cuban pianist and composer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1963 Maria Walliser, Swiss skier
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1964 Adam Carolla, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1965 Todd Bridges, American actor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1965 Pat Cash, Australian-English tennis player and sportscaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1966 Heston Blumenthal, English chef and author
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1967 Paul Gascoigne, English international footballer, coach, and manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1967 Eddie McClintock, American actor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1968 Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player and coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1968 Rebekah Brooks, English journalist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1968 Harun Erdenay, Turkish basketball player and coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1968 Frank Thomas, American baseball player and sportscaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1969 Todd Hundley, American baseball player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1969 Jeremy Mayfield, American race car driver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1969 Craig Federighi, American computer scientist and engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1970 Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1970 Tim Farron, English educator and politician
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1970 Joseph Fiennes, English actor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1970 Alex Archer, American-born Australian musician
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1971 Mathew Batsiua, Nauruan politician
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1971 Paul Bettany, English actor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1971 Wayne Carey, Australian footballer and coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1971 Kaur Kender, Estonian author
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1971 Lisa Lopes, American rapper and dancer (d. 2002)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1971 Lee Sharpe, English footballer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1971 Grant Stafford, South African tennis player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1971 Sophie Walker, British politician, leader of the Women's Equality Party
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1971 Petroc Trelawny, British radio and television broadcaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1972 Todd Demsey, American golfer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1972 Antonio Freeman, American football player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1972 Maxim Sokolov, Russian ice hockey player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1973 Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1973 Tana Umaga, New Zealand rugby player and coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1973 Yorgos Lanthimos, Greek film video, and theatre director, producer and screenwriter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1974 Skye Edwards, British singer-songwriter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1974 Denise van Outen, English actress, singer, and television host
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1974 Derek Webb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1974 Danny Wuerffel, American football player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1975 André 3000, American rapper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1975 Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1975 Jadakiss, American rapper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1975 Jamie Oliver, English chef and author
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1975 Feryal Özel, Turkish astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1976 Marcel Fässler, Swiss racing driver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1977 Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian high jumper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1977 Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricketer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1978 Adin Brown, American soccer player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1979 Michael Buonauro, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1979 Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1980 Craig Buntin, Canadian figure skater
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1981 Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1981 Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1982 Natalya, Canadian professional wrestler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1984 Blake Ahearn, American basketball player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1984 Miguel González, Mexican baseball pitcher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1985 Chiang Chien-ming, Taiwanese baseball player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1985 Roberto Soldado, Spanish footballer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1986 Conor Cummins, Manx motorcycle racer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1986 Bamba Fall, Senegalese basketball player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1986 Lasse Schöne, Danish footballer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1987 Gervinho, Ivorian footballer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1987 Bella Heathcote, Australian actress
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1987 Bora Paçun, Turkish basketball player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1987 Matt Prior, Australian rugby league player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1987 Martina Sáblíková, Czech speed skater and cyclist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1988 Vontae Davis, American football player (d. 2024)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1988 Irina Davydova, Russian hurdler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1988 Garrett Richards, American baseball pitcher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1988 Tyler Sash, American football player (d. 2015)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1989 Igor Morozov, Estonian footballer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1989 Peakboy, South Korean rapper, record producer, and singer-songwriter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1990 Yenew Alamirew, Ethiopian runner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1990 Chris Colfer, American actor and singer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1990 Marcus Kruger, Swedish ice hockey player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1991 Sebastien Dewaest, Belgian footballer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1991 Tim Lafai, Samoan rugby league player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Born on May 27, 1991 Ksenia Pervak, Russian tennis player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Born on May 27, 1991 Eneli Vals, Estonian footballer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Born on May 27, 1992 Aaron Brown, Canadian sprinter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Born on May 27, 1992 Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, Canadian canoer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Born on May 27, 1995 Yoán Moncada, Cuban baseball player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Born on May 27, 1997 Anna Bondar, Hungarian tennis player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Born on May 27, 1997 Daniel Jones, American football player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Born on May 27, 1999 Lily-Rose Depp, French-American actress and model

  • Died on May 27, 366 Procopius, Roman usurper (b. 325)
    • Died on May 27, 398 Murong Bao, emperor of the Xianbei state Later Yan (b. 355)
      • Died on May 27, 475 Eutropius, bishop of Orange
        • Died on May 27, 866 Ordoño I of Asturias (b. 831)
          • Died on May 27, 927 Simeon I of Bulgaria first Bulgarian Emperor (b. 864)
            • Died on May 27, 1039 Dirk III, Count of Holland (b. 981)
              • Died on May 27, 1045 Bruno of Würzburg, imperial chancellor of Italy (b. c. 1005)
                • Died on May 27, 1178 Godfrey van Rhenen, bishop of Utrecht
                  • Died on May 27, 1240 William de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey (b. 1166)
                    • Died on May 27, 1444 John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English commander (b. 1404)
                      • Died on May 27, 1508 Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1452)
                        • Died on May 27, 1525 Thomas Müntzer, German mystic and theologian (b. 1488)
                          • Died on May 27, 1541 Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (b. 1473)
                            • Died on May 27, 1564 John Calvin, French pastor and theologian (b. 1509)
                              • Died on May 27, 1610 François Ravaillac, French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)
                                • Died on May 27, 1624 Diego Ramírez de Arellano, Spanish sailor and cosmographer (b. c. 1580)
                                  • Died on May 27, 1637 John Boteler, 1st Baron Boteler of Brantfield, English politician (b. c. 1566)
                                    • Died on May 27, 1661 Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll, Scottish general and politician (b. 1607)
                                      • Died on May 27, 1675 Gaspard Dughet, Italian-French painter (b. 1613)
                                        • Died on May 27, 1690 Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1626)
                                          • Died on May 27, 1702 Dominique Bouhours, French priest and critic (b. 1628)
                                            • Died on May 27, 1707 Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)
                                              • Died on May 27, 1781 Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1716)
                                                • Died on May 27, 1797 François-Noël Babeuf, French journalist (b. 1760)
                                                  • Died on May 27, 1831 Jedediah Smith, American hunter, explorer, and author (b. 1799)
                                                    • Died on May 27, 1840 Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1782)
                                                      • Died on May 27, 1867 Thomas Bulfinch American mythologist (b. 1796)
                                                        • Died on May 27, 1896 Aleksandr Stoletov, Russian physicist, engineer, and academic (b. 1839)
                                                          • Died on May 27, 1910 Robert Koch, German physician and microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
                                                            • Died on May 27, 1918 Ōzutsu Man'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 18th Yokozuna (b. 1869)
                                                              • Died on May 27, 1919 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian author and activist (b. 1848)
                                                                • Died on May 27, 1933 Achille Paroche, French target shooter (b. 1868)
                                                                  • Died on May 27, 1939 Joseph Roth, Austrian-French journalist and author (b. 1894)
                                                                    • Died on May 27, 1941 Ernst Lindemann, German captain (b. 1894)
                                                                      • Died on May 27, 1941 Günther Lütjens, German admiral (b. 1889)
                                                                        • Died on May 27, 1942 Muhammed Hamdi Yazır, Turkish theologian, logician, and translator (b. 1878)
                                                                          • Died on May 27, 1943 Gordon Coates, New Zealand soldier and politician, 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1878)
                                                                            • Died on May 27, 1945 Enno Lolling, German physician (b. 1888)
                                                                              • Died on May 27, 1947 Ed Konetchy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1885)
                                                                                • Died on May 27, 1949 Robert Ripley, American cartoonist, publisher, and businessman, founded Ripley's Believe It or Not! (b. 1890)
                                                                                  • Died on May 27, 1953 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player and manager (b. 1868)
                                                                                    • Died on May 27, 1960 James Montgomery Flagg, American painter and illustrator (b. 1877)
                                                                                      • Died on May 27, 1963 Grigoris Lambrakis, Greek physician and politician (b. 1912)
                                                                                        • Died on May 27, 1964 Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India (b. 1889)
                                                                                          • Died on May 27, 1965 John Rinehart Blue, American military officer, educator, businessperson, and politician (b. 1905)
                                                                                            • Died on May 27, 1967 W. Otto Miessner, American composer and educator (b. 1880)
                                                                                              • Died on May 27, 1967 Ernst Niekisch, German academic and politician (b. 1889)
                                                                                                • Died on May 27, 1969 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor and producer (b. 1926)
                                                                                                  • Died on May 27, 1971 Béla Juhos, Hungarian-Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1901)
                                                                                                    • Died on May 27, 1971 Armando Picchi, Italian footballer and coach (b. 1935)
                                                                                                      • Died on May 27, 1980 Gün Sazak, Turkish agronomist and politician (b. 1932)
                                                                                                        • Died on May 27, 1984 Vasilije Mokranjac, Serbian composer (b. 1923)
                                                                                                          • Died on May 27, 1986 Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian-American philosopher and academic (b. 1921)
                                                                                                            • Died on May 27, 1986 Ajoy Mukherjee, Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1901)
                                                                                                              • Died on May 27, 1986 Giorgos Tzifos, Greek actor and cinematographer (b. 1918)
                                                                                                                • Died on May 27, 1987 John Howard Northrop, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
                                                                                                                  • Died on May 27, 1988 Hjördis Petterson, Swedish actress (b. 1908)
                                                                                                                    • Died on May 27, 1988 Ernst Ruska, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
                                                                                                                      • Died on May 27, 1989 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet and translator (b. 1907)
                                                                                                                        • Died on May 27, 1990 Robert B. Meyner, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of New Jersey (b. 1908)
                                                                                                                          • Died on May 27, 1991 Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist and theorist (b. 1904)
                                                                                                                            • Died on May 27, 1992 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)
                                                                                                                              • Died on May 27, 1998 Minoo Masani, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
                                                                                                                                • Died on May 27, 2000 Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer and pilot (b. 1912)
                                                                                                                                  • Died on May 27, 2000 Murray MacLehose, Baron MacLehose of Beoch, Scottish politician and diplomat, 25th Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1917)
                                                                                                                                    • Died on May 27, 2000 Maurice Richard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1921)
                                                                                                                                      • Died on May 27, 2002 Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson, Scottish historian (b. 1909)
                                                                                                                                        • Died on May 27, 2003 Luciano Berio, Italian composer and educator (b. 1925)
                                                                                                                                          • Died on May 27, 2006 Rob Borsellino, American journalist (b. 1949)
                                                                                                                                            • Died on May 27, 2006 Paul Gleason, American actor (b. 1939)
                                                                                                                                              • Died on May 27, 2006 Craig Heyward, American football player (b. 1966)
                                                                                                                                                • Died on May 27, 2007 Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1967)
                                                                                                                                                  • Died on May 27, 2007 Gretchen Wyler, American actress and dancer (b. 1932)
                                                                                                                                                    • Died on May 27, 2007 Ed Yost, American inventor, created the modern hot air balloon (b. 1919)
                                                                                                                                                      • Died on May 27, 2008 Franz Künstler, Hungarian soldier (b. 1900)
                                                                                                                                                        • Died on May 27, 2009 Thomas M. Franck, American lawyer and academic (b. 1931)
                                                                                                                                                          • Died on May 27, 2009 Clive Granger, Welsh-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)
                                                                                                                                                            • Died on May 27, 2009 Mona Grey, British nursing administrator; Northern Ireland's first Chief Nursing Officer (b. 1910)
                                                                                                                                                              • Died on May 27, 2009 Abram Hoffer, Canadian biochemist, physician, and psychiatrist (b. 1917)
                                                                                                                                                                • Died on May 27, 2009 Gérard Jean-Juste, Haitian-American priest and theologian (b. 1946)
                                                                                                                                                                  • Died on May 27, 2009 Carol Anne O'Marie, American nun and author (b. 1933)
                                                                                                                                                                    • Died on May 27, 2009 William Refshauge, Australian soldier and physician (b. 1913)
                                                                                                                                                                      • Died on May 27, 2009 Paul Sharratt, English-American television host (b. 1933)
                                                                                                                                                                        • Died on May 27, 2010 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator and director (b. 1929)
                                                                                                                                                                          • Died on May 27, 2011 Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (b. 1950)
                                                                                                                                                                            • Died on May 27, 2011 Margo Dydek, Polish-American basketball player (b. 1974)
                                                                                                                                                                              • Died on May 27, 2011 Gil Scott-Heron, American singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1949)
                                                                                                                                                                                • Died on May 27, 2012 Simeon Daniel, Nevisian educator and politician, 1st Premier of Nevis (b. 1934)
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Died on May 27, 2012 Friedrich Hirzebruch, German mathematician and academic (b. 1927)
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Died on May 27, 2012 Anahit Perikhanian, Russian-born Armenian Iranologist (b. 1928)
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Died on May 27, 2012 David Rimoin, Canadian-American geneticist and academic (b. 1936)
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Died on May 27, 2013 Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician (b. 1917)
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Died on May 27, 2013 Bill Pertwee, English actor (b. 1926)
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Died on May 27, 2013 Abdoulaye Sékou Sow, Malian politician, Prime Minister of Mali (b. 1931)
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Died on May 27, 2014 Robert Genn, Canadian painter and author (b. 1936)
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Died on May 27, 2014 Helma Sanders-Brahms, German director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1940)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Died on May 27, 2014 Roberto Vargas, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Died on May 27, 2014 Massimo Vignelli, Italian-American graphic designer (b. 1931)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Died on May 27, 2015 Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1929)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Died on May 27, 2015 Nils Christie, Norwegian sociologist, criminologist, and author (b. 1928)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Died on May 27, 2015 Andy King, English footballer and manager (b. 1956)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Died on May 27, 2015 Michael Martin, American philosopher and academic (b. 1932)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Died on May 27, 2017 Gregg Allman, American musician, singer and songwriter (b. 1947)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Died on May 27, 2018 Gardner Dozois, American science fiction author and editor (b. 1947)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Died on May 27, 2020 Larry Kramer, American playwright, public health advocate and LGBT rights activist (b. 1935)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Died on May 27, 2021 Poul Schlüter, former Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1929)

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