Thursday, 27 May 2010

May 27 - Summary

May 27th Summary:

May 27 - Events

May 27th Details:
May 27th Events:
893 – Crowning of Emperor of the first Bulgarian empire - Simeon I of Bulgaria.
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 - within 2 weeks he was dead.
1153 – Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
1328 – Philip VI is crowned King of France.
1703 – City of Saint Petersburg is founded by Tsar Peter the Great.
1798 – Battle of Oulart Hill - in Wexford, Ireland.
1812 – Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba, Bolivia, fight against the Spanish army (Bolivian War of Independence).
1813 – War of 1812 - American forces capture Fort George, in Canada.
1849 – Opening of the Great Hall of Euston station in London.
1860 – Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
1863 – First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson (American Civil War).
1883 – Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
1895 – Oscar Wilde is imprisoned for sodomy.
1905 – The Battle of Tsushima begins (Russo-Japanese War).
1907 – Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
1919 – The NC-4 aircraft completes the first transatlantic flight, arriving in Lisbon.
1927 – Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T - retools plants to make the Ford Model A.
1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens for the first time to the public.
1933 – The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
1933 – The cartoon The Three Little Pigs is released by the Walt Disney Company, including the song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"
1933 – The Century of Progress World's Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois.
1937 – Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco, opens to pedestrian traffic.
1940 – Le Paradis massacre, Royal Norfolk Regiment unit soldiers are shot after surrendering to German troops (World War II).
1941 – German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic (World War II).
1942 – Operation Anthropoid - Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated in Prague (World War II).
1958 – The F-4 Phantom II makes its first flight.
1960 – A military coup, in Turkey, removes President Celal Bayar & his democratic government from office.
1962 – The start of the Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire.
1965 – American warships begin 1st bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam (Vietnam War).
1968 – Meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.
1971 – Dahlerau train disaster - worst railway accident in West Germany, near Wuppertal.
1975 – Dibble's Bridge coach crash near Grassington, North Yorkshire, England.
1980 – Gwangju Massacre - South Korean troops retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias.
1995 – Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition, in Culpeper, Virginia.
1996 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets Chechnyan rebels & negotiates a cease-fire (First Chechnya War).
1998 – Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison for failing to warn authorities about the Oklahoma City bombing plot.
1999 – Slobodan Milošević & 4 others are indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands for war crimes & crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
2006 – May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at Bantul & the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.


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May 27 - Deaths

May 27th Details:
May 27th Deaths:
366 – Procopius - Roman usurper (b. 326)
735 – The Venerable Bede - English historian & theologian (b. 672 or 673)
866 – King Ordoño I of Asturias (b. 831)
927 – Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria (b. 864 or 865)
1039 – Dirk III - Count of Holland (b. between 981 & 989)
1444 – John Beaufort - 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (b. 1404)
1508 – Ludovico Sforza - Duke of Milan (b. 1452)
1525 – Thomas Müntzer - German rebel leader (b. c. 1488)
1541 – Margaret Pole - 8th Countess of Salisbury (b. 1473)
1564 – John Calvin - French religious reformer (b. 1509)
1610 – François Ravaillac - French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)
1615 – Marguerite de Valois - Queen of Henry IV of France (b. 1553)
1661 – Archibald Campbell - Scottish religious dissident (b. 1607)
1675 – Gaspard Dughet - French painter (b. 1613)
1690 – Giovanni Legrenzi - Italian composer (b. 1626)
1702 – Dominique Bouhours - French essayist & critic (b. 1628)
1707 – Marquise de Montespan - French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)
1781 – Giovanni Battista Beccaria - Italian physicist (b. 1716)
1797 – François-Noël Babeuf - French revolutionary (b. 1760)
1831 – Jedediah Smith - American explorer (b. 1799)
1840 – Niccolò Paganini - Italian violinist & composer (b. 1782)
1896 – Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov - Russian physicist (b. 1839)
1910 – Robert Koch - German physician - Nobel laureate (b. 1843)
1919 – Kandukuri Veeresalingam - Indian social activist (b. 1848)
1926 – Srečko Kosovel - Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
1941 – Gunther Lutjens - German admiral, died in sinking of the German battleship Bismarck (b. 1889)
1941 – Ernst Lindemann - German captain, died in sinking of the German battleship Bismarck (b. 1894)
1945 – Enno Lolling - German SS-Standartenführer died by suicide (b. 1888)
1947 – Ed Konetchy - American baseball player (b. 1885)
1949 – Robert Ripley - American cartoonist (Ripley's Believe It or Not!) (b. 1890)
1953 – Jesse Burkett - American baseball player (b. 1868)
1960 – James Montgomery Flagg - American illustrator (b. 1877)
1963 – Gregoris Lambrakis - Greek physician & politician (b. 1912)
1964 – Jawaharlal Nehru - Indian politician (b. 1889)
1967 – Ernst Niekisch - German politician (b. 1889)
1969 – Jeffrey Hunter - American actor (b. 1926)
1973 – P.Ramlee - Malaysian actor - singer & songwriter (b. 1922)
1984 – Vincent James McMahon - U.S. professional wrestling promoter. (b. 1914)
1986 – Isma'il Raji' al-Faruqi - Palestinian-born philosopher (b. 1921)
1987 – John Howard Northrop - American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
1989 – Arseny Tarkovsky - Russian poet (b. 1907)
1990 – Robert B. Meyner - 44th Governor of New Jersey (b. 1908)
1991 – Leopold Nowak - Austrian musicologist (b. 1904)
1992 – Uncle Charlie Osborne - American fiddler (b. 1890)
1993 – Mary Philbin - American actress (b. 1903)
1993 – Werner Stocker - German actor (b. 1955)
2000 – Sir Crawford Murray MacLehose - Scottish statesman, 25th Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1917)
2000 – Maurice Richard - Canadian hockey player (b. 1921)
2000 – Kazimierz Leski - Polish engineer, fighter pilot, intelligence & counter-intelligence officer (b. 1912)
2001 – Ramon Bieri - American actor (b. 1929)
2003 – Luciano Berio - Italian composer (b. 1925)
2006 – Craig Heyward - American football player (b. 1966)
2006 – Paul Gleason - American actor (b. 1939)
2006 – Alex Toth - American cartoonist (b. 1928)
2006 – Rob Borsellino - American columnist (b. 1949)
2006 – Oduvil Unnikrishnan - Indian actor (b. 1944)
2007 – Izumi Sakai - Japanese singer (Zard) (b. 1967)
2007 – Ed Yost - American inventor (b. 1919)
2007 – Gretchen Wyler - American actress (b. 1932)
2008 – Franz Künstler - last remaining Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I veteran (b. 1900)
2009 – Thomas Franck - American lawyer (b. 1931)
2009 – Sir Clive Grainger - British economist & Nobel Prize winner (b. 1934)
2009 – Abram Hoffer - Canadian Orthomolecular psychiatrist (b. 1917)
2009 – Gérard Jean-Juste - Roman Catholic priest & Haitian political activist (b. 1946)
2009 – Carol Anne O'Marie - American Roman Catholic nun & mystery novelist (b. 1933)
2009 – Sir William Refshauge - Australian public health administrator (b. 1913)
2009 – Paul Sharratt - British-born American television producer (b. 1933)


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May 27 - Births

May 27th Details:
May 27th Births:
1332 – Ibn Khaldun - Arab historian (d. 1406)
1519 – Girolamo Mei - Italian historian (d. 1594)
1576 – Caspar Schoppe - German scholar (d. 1649)
1601 – Antoine Daniel - French Jesuit missionary & martyr (d. 1648)
1623 – William Petty - English scientist & philosopher (d. 1687)
1626 – William II - Prince of Orange (d. 1650)
1651 – Louis-Antoine - Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)
1652 – Liselotte von der Pfalz - Duchess of Orléans (d. 1722)
1738 – Nathaniel Gorham - 8th President of the United States in Congress Assembled (d. 1796)
1756 – King Maximilian I of Bavaria (d. 1825)
1794 – Cornelius Vanderbilt - American entrepreneur (d. 1877)
1818 – Amelia Bloomer - American suffragette (d. 1894)
1819 – Julia Ward Howe - American poet (The Battle Hymn of the Republic) (d. 1910)
1820 – Mathilde Bonaparte - French princess & socialite (d. 1904)
1827 – Samuel F. Miller - New York representative to the U.S. House of Representatives (d. 1892)
1836 – Jay Gould - American financier (d. 1892)
1837 – Wild Bill Hickok - American gunfighter (d. 1876)
1837 – Ivan Kramskoi - Russian painter (d. 1887)
1860 – Manuel Teixeira Gomes - 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)
1864 – Ante Trumbić - Croatian politician (d. 1938)
1867 – Arnold Bennett - British novelist (d. 1931)
1871 – Georges Rouault - French painter & graphic artist (d. 1958)
1876 – Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski - Polish writer (d. 1945)
1876 – Sir William Stanier - British railway engineer (d. 1965)
1879 – Karl Bühler - German linguist & psychologist (d. 1963)
1879 – Hans Lammers - German SS officer (d. 1962)
1884 – Max Brod - Czech-born writer, literary executor of Franz Kafka (d. 1968)
1888 – Louis Durey - French composer (d. 1979)
1891 – Claude Champagne - French-Canadian composer (d. 1965)
1893 – Hermann Dörnemann - German supercentenarian (d. 2005)
1894 – Louis-Ferdinand Céline - French writer (d. 1961)
1894 – Dashiell Hammett - American author (d. 1961)
1897 – John Cockcroft - British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1900 – Uładzimir Zylka - Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
1904 – Chuhei Nambu - Japanese athlete (d. 1997)
1906 – Antonio Rosario Mennonna - Italian Catholic bishop (d. 2009)
1907 – Nicolas Calas - Greek-American poet & art critic (d. 1988)
1907 – Rachel Carson - American biologist & science writer (d. 1964)
1909 – Dolores Hope - American singer & philanthropist
1911 – Hubert H. Humphrey - 38th Vice President of the United States & Senator from Minnesota (d. 1978)
1911 – Teddy Kollek - Austrian-born Israeli politician (d. 2007)
1911 – Vincent Price - American actor (d. 1993)
1912 – John Cheever - American author (d. 1982)
1912 – Sam Snead - American golfer (d. 2002)
1912 – Terry Moore - American baseball player (d. 1995)
1913 – Wols - German painter (d. 1951)
1915 – Esther Soré - Chilean musician (d. 1996)
1915 – Herman Wouk - American writer
1918 – Yasuhiro Nakasone - Japanese politician
1921 – Caryl Chessman - American robber & rapist (d. 1960)
1922 – Christopher Lee - English actor
1923 – Henry Kissinger - 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
1923 – Sumner Redstone - American entrepreneur
1925 – Tony Hillerman - American writer (d. 2008)
1930 – John Barth - American novelist
1930 – William S. Sessions - 8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
1933 – Manfred Sommer - Spanish comic artist (d. 2007)
1933 – Ted Rogers - Canadian entrepreneur (d. 2008)
1934 – Harlan Ellison - American author
1935 – Lee Meriwether - Miss America (1955) & actress
1935 – Ramsey Lewis - American pianist
1935 – Mal Evans - British road manager of The Beatles (d. 1976)
1936 – Louis Gossett Jr. - American actor
1936 – Marcel Masse - Canadian politician
1937 – Allan Carr - American film producer & writer (d. 1999)
1939 – Socratis Kokkalis - Greek businessman
1942 – Lee Baca - American law enforcement official
1943 – Cilla Black - English singer & presenter
1943 – Bruce Weitz - American actor
1944 – Christopher Dodd - American politician, senior Senator from Connecticut
1944 – Alain Souchon - French singer & songwriter
1945 – Bruce Cockburn - Canadian musician
1946 – Lewis Collins - English actor
1946 – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Danish jazz bassist (d. 2005)
1947 – Branko Oblak - Slovenian footballer
1948 – Wubbo de Boer - Dutch civil servant
1951 – Ana Belén - Spanish singer & actress
1954 – Pauline Hanson - Australian politician
1954 – Jackie Slater - American football player
1955 – Richard Schiff - American actor
1955 – Eric Bischoff - American professional wrestling promoter
1956 – Cynthia McFadden - American television anchor
1957 – Siouxsie Sioux - English musician (Siouxsie & the Banshees)
1957 – Duncan Goodhew - English Olympic swimmer, 1980 gold medalist
1958 – Neil Finn - New Zealand singer & songwriter (Split Enz, Crowded House)
1958 – Linnea Quigley - American actress
1961 – Peri Gilpin - American actress
1962 – Ray Borner - Australian basketball player
1962 – Steven Brill - American film writer & director
1964 – Adam Carolla - American comedian & television personality
1965 – Todd Bridges - American actor
1965 – Pat Cash - Australian tennis player
1967 – Paul Gascoigne - English footballer
1968 – Jeff Bagwell - American baseball player
1968 – Frank Thomas - American baseball player
1969 – Jeremy Mayfield - American race car driver
1969 – Dondre Whitfield - American actor
1969 – Todd Hundley - American baseball player
1970 – Tim Farron - British politician
1970 – Joseph Fiennes - English actor
1970 – Michele Bartoli - Italian cyclist
1970 – Cherry Pie Picache - Filipino actress
1971 – Paul Bettany - English actor
1971 – Monika Schnarre - Canadian model & actress
1971 – Mathew Batsiua - Nauruan politician
1971 – Wayne Carey - Australian rules footballer
1971 – Kaur Kender - Estonian author
1971 – Lee Sharpe - English Footballer
1971 – Glenn Ross - Northern Irish strongman
1971 – Lisa Lopes - American singer (TLC) (d. 2002)
1972 – Ivete Sangalo - Brazilian singer
1972 – Todd Demsey - American golfer
1973 – Jack McBrayer - American actor & comedian
1973 – Tana Umaga - New Zealand rugby union player
1974 – Derek Webb - American singer & songwriter (Caedmon's Call)
1974 – Danny Wuerffel - American football player
1975 – André 3000 - American rapper (OutKast)
1975 – Michael Hussey - Australian cricketer
1975 – Jadakiss - American rapper (D-Block)
1975 – Jamie Oliver - English chef & television personality
1976 – Anita Blond - Hungarian pornographic actress
1976 – RJD2 - American hip-hop producer
1977 – Abderrahmane Hammad - Algerian athlete
1977 – Mahela Jayawardene - Sri Lankan cricketer
1977 – Tommie van der Leegte - Dutch footballer
1978 – Adin Brown - American footballer
1979 – Mile Sterjovski - Australian footballer
1979 – Stuart Manning - British actor
1980 – Craig Buntin - Canadian figure skater
1981 – Özgür Çevik - Turkish singer & actor
1981 – Fivos Constantinou - Cypriot distance & cross country runner
1981 – Johan Elmander - Swedish footballer
1981 – David Mauro - American painter
1981 – Miloy - Angolan footballer
1982 – Nattie Neidhart - Canadian professional wrestler
1983 – Bobby Convey - American footballer
1984 – Blake Ahearn - American basketball player
1984 – Kalle Spjuth - Swedish bandy player
1985 – Chiang Chien-ming - Taiwanese baseball player
1986 – Conor Cummins - Manx motorbike racer
1986 – Timo Descamps - Flemish actor & singer
1990 – Ekaterina Zaikina - Russian figure skater
1990 – Chris Colfer - American actor
1990 – Danny McKinnon - Canadian actor

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