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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 27 is the 47th
(hundredth – fortieth seventh) day of the year.

There are 218 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

If the story tells good things about the good, the caring listener is prompted to do good.

— Beda el Venerable
English historian and theologian (died May 27, 735).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

May 27 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 927: in the highlands of eastern Bosnia, near the Drina River, border between the Kingdom of Croatia and the First Bulgarian Empire, Tomislav of Croatia defeats Simeon I of Bulgaria in the Battle of the Bosnian Highlands.
  • 1120: Ricardo III of Capua is designated prince two weeks before dying.
  • 1153: in Scotland, Malcolm IV becomes king.
  • 1328: in France, Felipe VI is crowned king.
  • 1517: in Spain, several Dominican and Franciscan friars – led by Fray Pedro de Córdoba – write a letter to the kings of Spain (known as the Latin Letter), in defense of the natives of America.
  • 1647: in the United States, Peter Stuyvesant is appointed general manager of the New Netherlands.
  • 1703: in Russia, Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
  • 1792: the guillotine is used for the first time in Paris.
  • 1798: in Wexford (Ireland) the battle of Oulart Hill is fought.
  • 1812: on the San Sebastián hill, near the city of Cochabamba (Bolivia) ―in the framework of the South American wars of independence―, the royalist army under the command of Peruvian general José Manuel de Goyeneche (1776-1846) assassinates the women of the city (Heroinas de la Coronilla).
  • 1813: In the War of 1812, in Canada, the American forces capture Fort George.
  • 1849: in London the Great Hall of the Euston station opens.
  • 1860: in Sicily, the mercenary Giuseppe Garibaldi begins the attack against Palermo, as part of the Italian Unification.
  • 1867: In Madrid (Spain), Queen Isabel II grants the town of Sancti Spíritus the title of “city”.
  • 1883: Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
  • 1850: in England, Queen Victoria suffers an attack.
  • 1895: Cuba buries patriot José Martí with honors.
  • 1895: in London (British Empire), the writer Oscar Wilde is sentenced to two years in prison with forced labor due to his homosexuality.
  • 1896: In St. Louis (Missouri) and St. Louis East (Illinois), a tornado (with F4 force) kills at least 255 people.
  • 1905: in the battle of Tsushima, the Japanese destroy the Russian fleet.
  • 1907: an outbreak of the bubonic plague begins in San Francisco (California).
  • 1908: Mahulana Hakeem Noor-ud-Din is elected first caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community (created by Ghulam Ahmad).
  • 1919: the NC-4 plane arrives in Lisbon after its first transatlantic flight.
  • 1920: in Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Masaryk is elected president.
  • 1927: In the United States, the Ford Motor Company stops producing the Ford T and begins to rebuild its plants to build the Ford A.
  • 1930: in New York the Chrysler Building (319 m) is inaugurated, the highest in the world at that time.
  • 1931: in France, Auguste Piccard, the first man to reach the stratosphere, when he ascended in a balloon to an altitude of 16,000 m.
  • 1937: in the city of San Francisco (California) the Golden Gate Bridge is inaugurated.
  • 1940: King Leopold III surrenders Belgium to Germany.
  • 1941: In the North Atlantic Ocean, units of the British Navy locate and sink the German battleship Bismarck. 2,086 Germans die.
  • 1942: In Prague (Czechoslovakia), the Czech resistance carries out an attack and kills Reinhard Heydrich – the Protector of the Reich in Bohemia and Moravia, and one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany – suffers an attack during Operation Anthropoid. In response, the Nazis kill all the inhabitants of the Czech village of Lídice.
  • 1947: after the Mauthausen trial, the Allies execute 22 convicted Nazis.
  • 1956: in the Bikini Atoll (in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), the United States detonates the atomic bomb Zuni (name of an ethnic group of Native Americans), of 3,500 kt. It is the first test of a Bassoon device (‘bassoon’), a three-stage hydrogen bomb design. This is the 73rd bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1956: in the Eniwetok Atoll (340 km west of the previous one), the United States detonates the Yuma atomic bomb (name of an ethnic group of Native Americans), of 0.19 kt. It was a fizzle (a failed bomb), but the device was a micropump weighing just 44 kg.
  • 1964: in Jerusalem (Israel), 422 congressmen representing refugee camps, trade union and business organizations, cultural personalities and youth and women’s groups create the OLP (Organization for the Liberation of Palestine).
  • 1964: in Colombia, Manuel Marulanda Vélez founds the FARC.
  • 1964: India’s Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru dies in India. Lal Shastri succeeds him.
  • 1976: in Buenos Aires, the Argentine civil-military dictatorship (1976-1983) “disappears” (assassinates) Raymundo Gleyzer (1941-1976), 34-year-old Argentine film director, critic and journalist.
  • 1983: in Ñuñoa (commune of Santiago de Chile) the Fire Department is founded.
  • 1987: Chilean Cecilia Bolocco wins the Miss Universe contest, thus becoming the first Chilean to do so.
  • 1988: In the United States, the Senate ratifies an agreement to remove 2,600 missiles from the arsenals of the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 1990: César Gaviria is elected as the new president of Colombia.
  • 1992: at the Palomar observatory, astronomer Eleanor Helin discovers an asteroid that orbits the Sun once every 3.58 years. She will name it asteroid Braille.
  • 1994: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia after 20 years in exile.
  • 2004: 410 people die in the Dominican Republic, dragged by the overflowing of the Soleil River.
  • 2006: in Java, Indonesia suffers a violent earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter Scale, more than 8000 people die and more than 32000 are injured.
  • 2007: in Venezuela, President Hugo Chávez closes the private Venezuelan television station Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV).
  • 2007: municipal and regional elections are held in Spain; the Popular Party gets more votes but the Spanish Socialist Workers Party expands its territories.
  • 2009: In Rome (Italy), Fútbol Club Barcelona wins its third UEFA Champions League against Manchester United at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.
  • 2010: in Guatemala, the Pacaya volcano (15 km from the capital, Guatemala) erupts, causing an ash fall on the city. Noti-7 reporter Aníbal Archila, one of the first journalists to cover the event, dies.
  • 2016: In Hiroshima, Japan, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, visits the Hiroshima Peace Monument. Instead of asking for forgiveness – as a representative of the Executive Branch of the United States, directly responsible for the deaths of 0.3 million civilians in the atomic attacks in Hiroshima and Nagasaki – he impersonally affirms that “death fell from the sky.”

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

May 27 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1332: Ibn Khaldun, Arab historian and sociologist (d. 1406).
  • 1626: William II, Dutch aristocrat (d. 1650).
  • 1695: Miguel Cabrera, Mexican painter (d. 1768).
  • 1735: Romero Landa, Spanish military man, first naval engineer of the Royal Spanish Armada (d. 1807).
  • 1756: Maximilian I, Bavarian King (d. 1825).
  • 1763: Juan Germán Roscio, Venezuelan lawyer, journalist, writer and politician (d. 1821).
  • 1794: Cornelius Vanderbilt, American industrialist (d. 1877).
  • 1799: Jacques Fromental Halévy, French composer (d. 1862).
  • 1819: Julia Ward Howe, American poet and abolitionist (d. 1910).
  • 1822: Joachim Raff, German-Swiss composer (d. 1882).
  • 1832: Lizardo Montero Flores, military man and politician, president of Peru between 1881 and 1883 (d. 1905).
  • 1837: Wild Bill (James Butler Hickok), American explorer, adventurer, and gunman (d. 1876).
  • 1855: Augusto Miranda y Godoy, Spanish military and politician (d. 1920).
  • 1867: Arnold Bennett, British novelist, playwright and essayist (d. 1931).
  • 1870: Adolf Schulten, German archaeologist and historian (d. 1960).
  • 1871: Georges Rouault, French artist (d. 1958).
  • 1873: Harald Scavenius, Danish politician (d. 1939).
  • 1878: María Jesús Alvarado, Peruvian feminist and social fighter (d. 1971).
  • 1878: Isadora Duncan, American dancer (d. 1927).
  • 1879: Cesáreo Bernaldo de Quirós, Argentine painter (d. 1969).
  • 1884: Max Brod, Czech writer (d. 1968).
  • 1887: Kasimir Fajans, Polish-American chemist and physicist (d. 1975).
  • 1888: Louis Durey, French composer (d. 1979).
  • 1890: Juan R. Escudero, Mexican labor revolutionary leader (d. 1923).
  • 1890: Konstantín Vasílievich Ivanov, Chuvash poet and translator (d. 1915).
  • 1894: Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer and physician (d. 1961).
  • 1894: Dashiell Hammett, American writer (d. 1961).
  • 1897: John Douglas Cockcroft, British physicist, 1951 Nobel Prize winner in Physics (d. 1967).
  • 1905: Helios Gómez, artist and Spanish anarcho-syndicalist (d. 1956).
  • 1907: Rachel Carson, American marine biologist (d. 1964).
  • 1909: Dolores Hope, American singer and philanthropist (d. 2011).
  • 1911: Hubert Humphrey, American politician (d. 1978).
  • 1911: Teddy Kollek, Hungarian politician, mayor of Jerusalem for 28 years (d. 2007).
  • 1911: Vincent Price, American actor (f. 1993).
  • 1912: John Cheever, American writer (d. 1982).
  • 1913: Vicente Calderón, Spanish sports leader, president of Atlético de Madrid (d. 1987).
  • 1913: José Vela Zanetti, Spanish painter and academic (d. 1999)
  • 1918: Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese politician, Prime Minister of Japan between 1982 and 1987 (f. 2019)
  • 1922: Christopher Lee, British actor (d. 2015).
  • 1923: Henry Kissinger, American politician, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1973.
  • 1923: Sumner Redstone, American magnate and businessman (d. 2020).
  • 1924: Jaime Lusinchi, Venezuelan politician, president of Venezuela between 1984 and 1989. (f. 2014).
  • 1927: Gustavo Arias Murueta, American painter (d. 2019).
  • 1930: John Barth, American writer and professor.
  • 1930: Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer (d. 2010).
  • 1934: Harlan Ellison, American writer (d. 2018).
  • 1934: Enzo Siciliano, Italian writer (d. 2006).
  • 1935: Mal Evans, British assistant to the band The Beatles (d. 1976).
  • 1935: Lee Meriwether, American actress.
  • 1936: Louis Gossett, Jr., American actor.
  • 1936: Jorge Hourton, Franco-Chilean bishop (d. 2011).
  • 1937: Coral Pellicer, Spanish journalist (f. 2020).
  • 1938: Christian Von Wernich, Argentine Catholic priest, sentenced to prison for torture.
  • 1940: Mariano Haro, Spanish athlete.
  • 1943: Eduardo Teddy Bautista, Spanish singer.
  • 1943: Cilla Black, British singer and presenter (d. 2015).
  • 1943: Bruce Weitz, American actor.
  • 1949: Alma Guillermoprieto, Mexican journalist.
  • 1951: Ana Belén, Spanish singer and actress.
  • 1951: Reynaldo Vasco Uribe, Argentine poet (d. 2014).
  • 1952: Rosa Díez, politician and Spanish MEP.
  • 1955: Dieter Lehnhoff, Guatemalan-German composer.
  • 1956: Giuseppe Tornatore, Italian filmmaker (Cinema paradiso).
  • 1957: Iñaki Miramón, Spanish actor.
  • 1957: Siouxsie Sioux, British singer, songwriter and producer, of the bands Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Creatures.
  • 1958: Neil Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter, of the band Crowded House.
  • 1959: Donna Strickland, Canadian physicist.
  • 1961: Ana Blanco, Spanish journalist.
  • 1964: Kim Ji-woon, South Korean filmmaker
  • 1965: Gustavo Poirrier, Chilean soccer player (f. 2003).
  • 1966: Heston Blumenthal, British cook.
  • 1966: Sean Kinney, American drummer, of the band Alice in Chains.
  • 1966: Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Cuban jazz pianist and composer.
  • 1967: Paul Gascoigne, British footballer.
  • 1968: Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player.
  • 1968: Frank Thomas, American baseball player.
  • 1970: Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist.
  • 1970: Joseph Fiennes, British actor.
  • 1971: Paul Bettany, British actor.
  • 1971: Left Eye (Lisa Lopes), American rapper, of the band TLC (f. 2002).
  • 1971: Glenn Ross, strongman and Northern Irish powerlifter.
  • 1972: Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian singer.
  • 1973: Yorgos Lanthimos, Greek filmmaker.
  • 1974: Skye Edwards, British singer and songwriter, of the band Morcheeba.
  • 1975: André 3000 (André Benjamin), American musician, of the band OutKast.
  • 1975: Jadakiss (Jason Phillips), American rapper.
  • 1975: Jamie Oliver, British chef.
  • 1976: Marcel Fässler, Swiss motorsport driver.
  • 1976: Jiří Štajner, Czech footballer.
  • 1977: Atsushi Yanagisawa, Japanese soccer player.
  • 1979: Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer.
  • 1981: Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer.
  • 1981: Mariano Echeverría, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1982: Natalie Neidhart, Canadian professional wrestler.
  • 1982: Mariano Pavone, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1983: Bobby Convey, American footballer.
  • 1985: Roberto Soldado, Spanish footballer.
  • 1987: José Alberto Cañas Ruiz-Herrera, Spanish footballer.
  • 1987: Lene Egeli, Norwegian model.
  • 1988: Leandro Baquela, Argentine filmmaker.
  • 1988: Marvin Emnes, Dutch footballer.
  • 1988: Birkir Bjarnason, Icelandic footballer.
  • 1990: Nadine Beiler, Austrian singer.
  • 1990: Chris Colfer, American actor and dancer.
  • 1992: Jeison Murillo, Colombian soccer player.
  • 1993: Mikel Agu, Nigerian footballer.
  • 1994: Aymeric Laporte, French footballer.
  • 1994: João Cancelo, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1994: Maximilian Arnold, German footballer.
  • 1997: Konrad Laimer, Austrian footballer.
  • 1997: Théo Chendri, French footballer.
  • 1999: Lily-Rose Depp, French-American actress and model.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

May 27 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 366: Procopius, Roman usurper (b. 326).
  • 866: Ordoño I, Asturian king (b. 821).
  • 927: Simeon I of Bulgaria, Bulgarian Tsar (b. 864/865).
  • 1444: John Beaufort the Younger, English aristocrat (b.1404).
  • 1508: Ludovico Sforza, the Moor, Milanese aristocrat (b.1452).
  • 1541: Margarita Pole, Blessed Catholic and English Countess (b.1473).
  • 1564: John Calvin, French Protestant reformist theologian (b.1509).
  • 1610: François Ravaillac, French assassin (b. 1578).
  • 1615: Margaret of Valois, French aristocrat, wife of King Henry IV (b. 1553).
  • 1690: Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian musician and composer (b.1626).
  • 1840: Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1782).
  • 1857: Pierre-Charles Simart, French sculptor (b.1806).
  • 1877: Pedro Mata, Spanish physician, journalist, writer and politician (b. 1811).
  • 1885: Charles Rogier, Belgian journalist and politician (b. 1800).
  • 1910: Robert Koch, German bacteriologist, 1905 Nobel Prize Winner (b.1843).
  • 1914 – Joseph Wilson Swan, British inventor (b.1828).
  • 1916: Joseph Gallieni, French military man (b.1849).
  • 1926: Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b.1904).
  • 1929: Enrique de Mesa, Spanish poet (b. 1878).
  • 1930: Gabriel Miró, Spanish writer (b. 1879).
  • 1939: Joseph Roth, Austrian writer (b. 1894).
  • 1941 – Ernst Lindemann, German sailor (b.1899).
  • 1945: Miguel Mucio, Spanish cyclist (b.1902).
  • 1950 – John Torrence Tate, American physicist (b. 1889).
  • 1962: Egon Petri, German pianist (b. 1881).
  • 1964: Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian politician (b. 1889).
  • 1969: Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (b.1926).
  • 1978: Eduardo Bottinelli, Uruguayan physician and politician (b.1902).
  • 1987: John Howart Northrop, American chemist, 1946 Nobel Prize Winner (b. 1891).
  • 1990: Juan José Cuadros Pérez, Spanish poet and writer (b. 1926).
  • 1994: Luis de Carlos, Spanish soccer leader (b.1907).
  • 2003: Luciano Berio, Italian composer (b.1925).
  • 2004: Ronald Smith, British pianist (b.1922).
  • 2006: Paul Gleason, American actor (b.1939).
  • 2006: Alfonso Lussón, Spanish actor (b.1941).
  • 2006: Alex Toth, Spanish cartoonist (b.1928).
  • 2008: Alejandro Romualdo, Peruvian poet (b.1926).
  • 2011: Jeff Conaway, American actor (b.1950).
  • 2011: Margo Dydek, American basketball player of the WNBA (b.1974).
  • 2011: Gil Scott-Heron, American musician and writer (b.1949).
  • 2012: Friedrich Hirzebruch, German mathematician (b.1927).
  • 2012: Johnny Tapia, American boxer (b.1967).
  • 2013: Bill Pertwee, British actor (b.1926).
  • 2015: Damián Yáñez Neira, Spanish Cistercian writer (b.1916).
  • 2017: Guillermo Sánchez, Argentine bassist (b.1964).
  • 2019: Tuqui, Argentine comedian, actor and broadcaster (b.1955).
  • 2020: Pepe Tapia, Chilean humorist and comedian. (b. 1942).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

May 27 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Bolivia: Mother’s Day
  • Peru: Native Language Day
  • Spain: National Celiac Day

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

May 27 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Augustine of Canterbury.
  • Saint Athanasius Bazzekuketta
  • Saint Bruno of Würzburg
  • Saint Eutropius of Orange
  • Saint Gausberto
  • Saint Gonzaga Gonza
  • Saint Julius of Dorostoro
  • Saint Ranulf of Arras
  • Saint Restituto, martyr.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

May 27 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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