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, 1,685,145,600 seconds 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.

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

  • 927
    Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: the Croatian army, led by King Tomislav, defeats the Bulgarian Army.
  • 1120
    Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
  • 1812
    Bolivian War of Independence: In Bolivia, the Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba fight against the Spanish army.
  • 1907
    Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
  • 1933
    The Century of Progress World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
  • 1986
    the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, Dragon Quest is released in Japan.
  • 2001
    Members of Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf seize twenty hostages from an upscale island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.

Who were born on May 27?

  • 1576
    Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (d. 1649)
  • 1936
    Marcel Masse, Canadian politician
  • 1947
    Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer
  • 1957
    Siouxsie Sioux, English musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
  • 1978
    Adin Brown, American footballer
  • 1979
    Stuart Manning, British actor
  • 1981
    Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer
  • 1984
    Darin Brooks, American actor
  • 1984
    Kalle Spjuth, Swedish bandy player
  • 1987
    Eric Kolelas, French actor

Who died on May 27?

  • 866
    King Ordoño I of Asturias (b. 831)
  • 1508
    Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1452)
  • 1926
    Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
  • 1949
    Robert Ripley, American cartoonist (Ripley’s Believe It or Not!) (b. 1890)
  • 1989
    Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (b. 1907)
  • 1991
    Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (b. 1904)
  • 1997
    Matt Gunther, American pornographic actor (b. 1963)
  • 2007
    Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (b. 1967)
  • 2008
    Franz Künstler, last remaining Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I veteran (b. 1900)
  • 2009
    Sir Clive Granger, British economist and Nobel Prize winner (b. 1934)

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