May 27 is the 147th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 218 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 27th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 27th in history!
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- Bladder Cancer Day.
- National Cellophane Tape Day
- National Sun Screen Day
- Don’t Fry Day
- National Title Track Day
What Happened On This Day – May 27
2006: A massive earthquake devastates parts of Java, Indonesia
With 5 million people living within 50 km of the quake’s epicenter, about 6000 died, and 1.5 million were left homeless.
1942: Czech resistance fighters kill Reinhard Heydrich
The high-ranking German Nazi official was one of the main architects of the Holocaust. In retaliation, the Nazis murdered all male inhabitants over 15 years of age in the Czech village of Lidice and deported most of the remaining people to concentration camps.
1937: The Golden Gate Bridge is opened
The suspension bridge connecting San Francisco peninsula with Marin County is one of the most recognized works of United States architecture.
1933: Walt Disney’s cartoon Three Little Pigs is released
The animated short film is one of the best-known cartoons of all time. In 1934, it was awarded the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
1851: The world’s first chess tournament is held in London
Adolf Anderssen, a maths teacher from Wrocław, won the tournament, which was held parallel to the 1851 Great Exhibition.
1943: A Tiger in action during the battle of Kursk, 1943
1937: Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California is opened to pedestrian traffic and more than 200,000 pedestrians walked across on opening day in 1937.
1904: William Avery Demonstrating Gliding at the 1904 World’s Fair – 1904.
1851: The world’s first chess tournament is held in London in 1851.
Births On This Day, May 27
1975: Jamie Oliver, English chef, author
1934: Harlan Ellison, American author, screenwriter
1923: Henry Kissinger, German/American politician, 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate
1922: Christopher Lee, English actor
1907: Rachel Carson, American biologist, author
Lily-Rose Depp was born.
Paul Bettany was born.
Lisa Lopez was born.
Deaths On This Day, May 27
2011: Gil Scott-Heron, American singer-songwriter, author
1964: Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian politician, 1st Prime Minister of India
1840: Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist, composer
1564: John Calvin, French theologian, pastor
927: Simeon I of Bulgaria
John Calvin died.
Jawaharlal Nehru died.
Robert Koch died.