What happened this day in history May 27

What are the important events that happened on May 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 27 is the 147th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 14, 2023 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 468,096 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatetracontaheptagon’ day.

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Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 259 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,809 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 27 Historical Events

  • 1849
    The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened.
  • 1860
    Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
  • 1919
    The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
  • 1930
    The 1046 ft Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
  • 1933
    The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”
  • 1941
    World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
  • 1971
    The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
  • 1997
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.
  • 2006
    The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 am local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.

Who were born on May 27?

  • 1794
    Cornelius Vanderbilt, American entrepreneur (d. 1877)
  • 1900
    Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
  • 1925
    Tony Hillerman, American writer (d. 2008)
  • 1943
    Cilla Black, English singer and presenter
  • 1967
    Paul Gascoigne, English footballer
  • 1969
    Jeremy Mayfield, American race car driver
  • 1971
    Lee Sharpe, English Footballer
  • 1975
    Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer
  • 1985
    Roberto Soldado, Spanish footballer
  • 1991
    Ksenia Pervak, Russian tennis player

Who died on May 27?

  • 1039
    Dirk III, Count of Holland (b. between 981 and 989)
  • 1525
    Thomas Müntzer, German rebel leader (b. c. 1488)
  • 1690
    Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer (b. 1626)
  • 1797
    François-Noël Babeuf, French revolutionary (b. 1760)
  • 1896
    Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (b. 1839)
  • 1945
    Enno Lolling, German SS-Standartenführer died by suicide (b. 1888)
  • 1947
    Ed Konetchy, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • 1969
    Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2008
    Franz Künstler, last remaining Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I veteran (b. 1900)
  • 2011
    Gil Scott-Heron, American poet, musician and author (b. 1949)

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