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    Famous people that have birthdays on this day in history 31 May

    1957- Subroto Bagchi, Indian entrepreneur and business leader.

    1958- P. Aisha Potty, Indian politician and the current MLA of Kottarakkara since 2006.

    1961-Merlin D’Souza, Indian composer and pianist from Bombay.

    1964-Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Indian politician and entrepreneur, and a Member of Parliament in the upper house of the Indian Parliament.

    1972- Acharyasri Rajesh, Indian spiritual guru.

    1975-Rajan Madhav, Indian film director, screenwriter, working in Tamil cinema based in Chennai.

    1976-Swapnil Rajshekhar, Indian film actor and writer.

    1976-Swapnil Rajshekhar, Indian film actor and writer, most known for his roles in television series such as Raja Shiv Chhatrapati.

    1979- Vir Das, Indian comedian, actor and comedy musician.

    1980- VJ Andy, television personality in India.

    1984-Sreekala Sasidharan, Indian actress, who mainly acts in Malayalam Television serials.

    1989- Shilpi Sheoran, Indian freestyle wrestler.

    1992-Sobhita Dhulipala, Indian actress and model.

    Famous people that had birthdays on this day in history 31 May

    1725-Ahilyabai Holkar was the Holkar Queen of the Maratha Malwa kingdom, India.

    1926- Probir Sen was an Indian cricketer who represented his country in 14 Tests from 1948 to 1952.

    1934- Bhagwatikumar Sharma was an Indian author and journalist who wrote in Gujarati.

    1954-Kalpana Lajmi was an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter.

    Famous people that have death anniversaries on this day in history 31 May

    1968-Amiya Charan Banerjee was an Indian mathematician.

    2009-Kamala das was an Indian English poet as well as a leading Malayalam author from Kerala.

    2010-Uzra Butt was a theatre personality of the Indian Subcontinent, who moved to Pakistan in 1964.

    2014-Brajanath Ratha was an Indian poet who wrote in Odia.

    Events that took place on this day in history 31 May

    1868-1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton, Ohio.

    1879-1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition.

    World No Tobacco Day is observed every year on 31 May to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes

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    Indian History

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    1279 BC Ramesses II, also known as Ramesses the Great becomes Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt (19th Dynasty)

    1578 Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England, to Frobisher Bay, Canada. Eventually mines fools gold, famously used to pave the streets of London.

    1902 Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal

    1910 Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom

    1916 Battle of Jutland: Largest naval battle of World War I between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet which killed 8,645 in an inconclusive battle but strategic British victory. German fleet never puts to sea again in WWI.

    1935 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Quetta in Balochistan, British Raj (Pakistan) killing an estimated 50,000 people

    1947 Communists seize power in Hungary

    1970 7.75 Ancash earthquake off coast of Peru kills 66-70,000 and sets off world's deadliest avalanche

    May 31 in Film & TV

    2014 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube

    May 31 in Music

    2007 Rihanna releases her breakthrough album "Good Girl Gone Bad"

    May 31 in Sport

    1868 Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris

    Did You Know?

    Citing poor eyesight, English civil servant Samuel Pepys records the last event in his famous diary

    On May 31, 1669

    Famous Birthdays

    Walt Whitman
    (1819 - 1892)

    Pius XI
    (1857 - 1939)

    Clint Eastwood
    90 Years Old

    John Bonham
    (1948 - 1980)

    Brooke Shields
    55 Years Old

    Colin Farrell
    44 Years Old

    Would You Believe?

    The Who set the record for the loudest concert of all time, 120 decibels at 50 metres, at The Valley in Charlton

    On May 31, 1976

    Famous Weddings

    1889 Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (38) weds baroness Helena Maria Rosen

    1919 1st wedding held in an aircraft (over Houston, Texas)

    1991 Oldest bride - Minnie Munro, 102, weds Dudley Reid, 83, in Australia

    Famous Divorces

    1949 Actress Doris Day (27) divorces saxophonist George Weidler (23) after 3 years of marriage

    2007 Actress Billie Piper and radio DJ Chris Evans divorce after 6 years of marriage

    Famous Deaths

    Joseph Grimaldi
    (1778 - 1837)

    Elizabeth Blackwell
    (1821 - 1910)

    Terry Sawchuk
    (1929 - 1970)

    Jack Dempsey
    (1895 - 1983)

    Chris Haney
    (1950 - 2010)


    Cloak And Dagger World of Walter Raleigh

    Sir Walter Raleigh's secret marriage to a lady-in-waiting was uncovered on this day. It ruined his career, but things were to get much worse.

    May 31, 1592

    Battle of Jutland

    HMS Invincible on fire after being struck by shells from SMS Lützow and SMS Derfflinger

    May 31, 1916

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    Famous people that have birthdays on this day in history 30 May

    1947-V. Narayanasamy, Indian politician serving as the 10th and current Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry.

    1952- Vidyadhar Oke, Indian Doctor of Medicine, musicologist, a harmonium player and an astrology consultant.

    1955-Paresh Rawal, Indian film actor, comedian and politician known for his works in Bollywood.

    1956- Mani C. Kappan,Indian politician and film producer.

    1958-K. S. Ravikumar, Indian film director and actor, primarily working in Tamil cinema.

    1961- V. Ravichandran, Indian actor and filmmaker in Kannada cinema.

    1965-Chittayam Gopakumar, Indian politician belongs to Communist party of India in Kerala.

    1967-K. T. Jaleel,Indian politician from Kerala, India.

    1985-Jennifer Winget, Indian television actress known for her portrayal of Kumud Desai in Saraswatichandra.

    1985-Kirti Kulhari, Indian actress and model who appears in Bollywood film.

    1987-Allu Sirish, Indian film actor who works in the Telugu film industry

    Famous people that had birthdays on this day in history 30 May

    1903- Gopi Krishna was a yogi; mystic; teacher; social reformer; and writer.

    1903-Yaragudipati Varada Rao was an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, editor, and producer, known for his works primarily in the Telugu cinema.

    1921-Suresh Joshi was an Indian novelist, short-story writer, literary critic, poet, translator, editor and academic in the Gujarati language.

    Famous people that have death anniversaries on this day in history 30 May

    1606-Guru Arjan Dev was the first of the two Gurus martyred in the Sikh faith and the fifth of the ten total Sikh Gurus.

    1973-Mohan Kumaramangalam was an Indian politician and communist theorist who was a member of the Communist Party of India.

    1989-Sant Darshan Singh was the founder and head of Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission.

    2010-Bal Ram Nanda was a writer from New Delhi, India.

    2013-Rituparno Ghosh was an Indian film director, actor, writer and lyricist.

    Events that took place on this day in history 30 May

    2012-Vishwanathan Anand wins his fifth World Chess Championship.

    2019-Narendra Modi sworn in for a second term as Indian Prime Minister in New Delhi with 8,000 guests at largest-ever gathering at the Presidential Palace.

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    Indian History

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    1431 Hundred Years' War: 19 year old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal in Rouen, France

    1539 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto's expedition of 10 ships and 700 men lands in Florida

    1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo between US and Mexico comes into force, giving New Mexico, California and parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado to the US in return for $15 million

    1868 "Decoration Day", later called Memorial Day is first observed in Northern US states

    1913 Treaty of London signed by the Great Powers, the Ottoman Empire and the victorious Balkan League (Serbia, Greece, Kingdom of Bulgaria, and Montenegro) bringing an end to the First Balkan War

    May 30 in Film & TV

    1987 North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video

    May 30 in Music

    1917 Jazz standard "Dark Town Strutters Ball" by Shelton Brooks recorded by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band

    May 30 in Sport

    1911 Indianapolis 500: Ray Harroun driving a Marmon Wasp for Nordyke & Marmon Company comes out of retirement to win inaugural event at an average speed of 74.59 mph

    Did You Know?

    Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré convicted of crimes against humanity by the Extraordinary African chambers, 1st ex-head of state convicted of the charge

    On May 30, 2016

    Famous Birthdays

    Alexander Nevsky
    (1220 - 1263)

    Henry Addington
    (1757 - 1844)

    Lyudmila Pavlichenko
    (1916 - 1974)

    Alexey Leonov
    87 Years Old

    Gale Sayers
    (1943 - 2020)

    Idina Menzel
    50 Years Old

    Would You Believe?

    Future US President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson accused Jackson's wife of bigamy

    On May 30, 1806

    Famous Weddings

    1536 English King Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour, his 3rd wife

    1797 Abolitionist William Wilberforce (37) weds Barbara Spooner (25) at St Swithins Church in Walcot, Bath

    1927 Academy Award-winning actor Fredric March (29) marries actress Florence Eldridge

    Famous Deaths

    Joan of Arc
    (1412 - 1431)

    Alexander Pope
    (1688 - 1744)

    (1694 - 1778)

    Wilbur Wright
    (1867 - 1912)

    Boris Pasternak
    (1890 - 1960)

    Leó Szilárd
    (1898 - 1964)


    Hernando de Soto's Expedition lands in Florida

    Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto lands on the coast of Florida, somewhere between present-day Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor

    May 30, 1539

    Voltaire: Writer, Wit, Philosopher and Rebel

    They burned his books, sent him to the Bastille and into exile, but Voltaire, who died on this day, remained rich, successful – and defiant.

    May 30, 1778

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    Famous people that have birthdays on this day in history 29 May

    1947-Fali Homi Major, served as the 21st Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force.

    1949-Kollam Thulasi, actor in Malayalam cinema.

    1954- Pankaj Kapur, Indian theatre, television and film actor.

    1961-Vijay Patkar, Indian theatre, television, Marathi film and Bollywood film actor.

    1979-Prajesh Sen,Indian filmmaker and writer.

    1981- Ajaz Khan, Indian film actor.

    1982-Kabilan Vairamuthu, Tamil writer from Tamil Nadu the southern state of India.

    1983-Anand Tiwari, Indian film actor, stage actor and director.

    1987-Anupriya Goenka, Indian actress and model who appears in Hindi and Telugu films.

    1988-Sreenath Bhasi, Indian film actor and musician who works in Malayalam films.

    1988-Surbhi Jyoti, Indian television actress known for her portrayal of Zoya in Qubool Hai .

    1979- Shweta Gulati, Indian television actress best known for playing the role of Tia Ahuja in Remix.

    Famous people that had birthdays on this day in history 29 May

    1865-Ramananda Chatterjee was founder, editor, and owner of the Calcutta based magazine, the Modern Review.

    1882-Kanniah Yogi was one of the extraordinary Acharyas in the field of Yoga, Vedanta, Yantra, Mantra and Tantra in Chennai.

    1900- B.S.Madhava Rao was an Indian mathematician and physicist hailing from Chamarajanagar, Karnataka.

    1909- Mukhram Sharma was an Indian film lyricist, script, and story writer.

    Famous people that have death anniversaries on this day in history 29 May

    1971-Prithviraj Kapoor was a pioneer of Indian theatre and of the Hindi film industry.

    1979-T. M. A. Pai was an Indian doctor, educationist, banker and philanthropist.

    1987-Chaudhary Charan Singh served as the 5th Prime Minister of India between 28 July 1979 and 14 January 1980.

    Events that took place on this day in history 29 May

    Heat wave in India centered in Telengana and Andhra Pradesh states was reported to have killed 1800 people in a week.

    2016- IPL Cricket Final, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs; David Warner 69 (38).

    2019-Transgender no longer classified as a mental health illness by the World Health Organization.

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    Indian History

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    1453 Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire falls to the Turks under Mehmed II; ends the Byzantine Empire

    1592 Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship

    1660 On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end

    1851 Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio

    1953 Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition

    May 29 in Film & TV

    1942 Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", world's best-selling single (estimated 100 million copies sold)

    1942 "Yankee Doodle Dandy", based on life of George M. Cohan, directed by Michael Curtiz, starring James Cagney and Joan Lesley, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Actor 1943)

    May 29 in Sport

    1922 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws

    Did You Know?

    American chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise Coca-Cola

    On May 29, 1886

    Famous Birthdays

    Charles II
    (1630 - 1685)

    Patrick Henry
    (1736 - 1799)

    Bob Hope
    (1903 - 2003)

    Tenzing Norgay
    (1914 - 1986)

    John F. Kennedy
    (1917 - 1963)

    Annette Bening
    63 Years Old

    Would You Believe?

    15 young women are fired by Curtis Publishing in Philadelphia for dancing the "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break

    On May 29, 1912

    Famous Weddings

    1506 Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont

    1849 Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

    1884 Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

    Famous Divorces

    1952 Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.

    2010 Five-time Grammy Award singer Shania Twain (42) divorces music producer Robert John Lange (59) after 14 years of marriage

    Famous Deaths

    Bartolomeu Dias
    ( - 1500)

    William Schwenck Gilbert
    (1836 - 1911)

    Mary Pickford
    (1892 - 1979)

    Dennis Hopper
    (1936 - 2010)

    Manuel Noriega
    (1934 - 2017)


    A Modern Major-General of Light Entertainment

    William Gilbert, celebrated as the unique lyricist behind the highly popular Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas, met his death in highly unexpected circumstances.

    May 29, 1911

    Tenzing Norgay on the Summit of Mount Everest

    Tenzing Norgay brandishes his ice axe on the summit of Mount Everest

    May 29, 1953

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    Famous people that have birthdays on this day in history 28 May

    1948-K. Satchidanandan, Indian poet and critic, writing in Malayalam and English.

    1949- Jyeshtharaj Joshi, Indian chemical engineer, nuclear scientist, consultant and teacher.

    1952-Pinaki Chandra Ghose, currently the Lokpal of India since 23 March 2019.

    1958-Sunil Deshmukh, Member of Legislative Assembly from the constituency of Amravati, Maharashtra, India.

    1960-Wendell Rodricks was an Indian fashion designer and author based in the Indian state of Goa.

    1960-T H Abdul Jabbar, president of Vazhakkulam Panchayath in Ernakulam District and a leader of Indian National Congress.

    1978-Gulshan Devaiah, Indian film actor from Karnataka who appears primarily in Bollywood films.

    1989- Pearle Maaney, Indian video jockey, television presenter and actress from Kerala.

    1996-Punarnavi Bhupalam, Indian actress in Telugu cinema

    Famous people that had birthdays on this day in history 28 May

    1883-Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was an Indian independence activist and politician who formulated the Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva.

    1903-S. L. Kirloskar was Indian businessman who was instrumental in the rapid growth of the Kirloskar Group. S. L.

    1915-Gopala Ramanujam was an Indian politician and co-founder of the Indian National Trade Union Congress.

    1921- Mahant Avaidyanath was a Hindu preacher and politician.

    1923-N. T. Rama Rao was an Indian actor, producer, director, film editor and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

    Famous people that have death anniversaries on this day in history 28 May

    1928-Raja Sir Martanda Bhairava Tondaiman Bahadur was the ruler of the princely state of Pudukkottai.

    1964-Mehboob Khan was a pioneer producer-director of Indian cinema, best known for directing the social epic Mother India.

    1999-B.Vittalacharya was an Indian film director and producer known for his works in Telugu cinema.

    2003-Marc Zuber was an Indian actor who appeared in many British and Hindi films.

    Events that took place on this day in history 28 May

    1963-Estimated 22,000 die in a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal (India).

    1964-Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Delhi.

    1965-Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400.

    2011-IPL Cricket Final, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai: Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs; Murali Vijay 95 (52), Ravichandran Ashwin 3/16.

    May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health to raise awareness on the issues related to women’s health.

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    Indian History

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    585 BC Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians at war with the Medes leads to a truce. One of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated.

    1431 Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

    1588 Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England

    1830 US President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, a key law leading to the forced removal of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes out of Georgia and surrounding states, setting the stage for the Cherokee Trail of Tears

    1936 Alan Turing submits "On Computable Numbers" for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers.

    1972 White House "plumbers" first break in at the Democratic National Headquarters at Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C.

    May 28 in Film & TV

    1951 Radio programme "Crazy People" (later titled The Goon Show) premieres on the BBC, created by Spike Milligan

    May 28 in Sport

    1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)

    Did You Know?

    Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy

    On May 28, 1934

    Famous Birthdays

    Selim II
    (1524 - 1574)

    George I
    (1660 - 1727)

    William Pitt the Younger
    (1759 - 1806)

    Jim Thorpe
    (1887 - 1953)

    Betty Shabazz
    (1940 - 1997)

    Kylie Minogue
    53 Years Old

    Would You Believe?

    Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 miles (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, become 1st animals retrieved from a space mission

    On May 28, 1959

    Famous Weddings

    1894 Belgium Princess Josephine marries Prince Karl von Hohenzollern

    1948 Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz

    1954 "The Bad and the Beautiful" actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds producer Ann Buydens (24) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas

    Famous Divorces

    1533 The Archbishop of Canterbury voids the marriage of King Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn

    2013 Actress Courteney Cox and actor David Arquette divorce after 13 years of marriage

    Famous Deaths

    Noah Webster
    (1758 - 1843)

    John Russell
    (1792 - 1878)

    Edward VIII
    (1894 - 1972)

    Phil Hartman
    (1948 - 1998)

    Maya Angelou
    (1928 - 2014)


    Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears, painting by Robert Lindneux, 1942

    May 28, 1830

    On Computable Numbers

    On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem, by Alan Turing

    May 28, 1936

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    Famous people that have birthdays on this day in history 27 May

    1940-Muneer Sait, retired Indian field hockey goalkeeper.

    1942-K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, Indian film screen writer and director known for his works in Telugu cinema and Bollywood.

    1957-Nitin Gadkari, Indian politician and businessman from Maharashtra who is the current Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India.

    1960-Perugu Ramakrishna, Indian poet and writer.

    1961-K. Sridhar, Indian scientist conducting research in the area of theoretical high energy physics and a writer of fiction.

    1962-Ravi Shastri, is an Indian cricket coach, former commentator, cricketer and current head coach of the Indian national cricket team.

    1977-Ankur Nayyar, Indian television and film actor.

    1980-Mukesh Chhabra, Mumbai-based Indian casting director, acting workshop director.

    Famous people that had birthdays on this day in history 27 May

    1907-Hariharananda Giri was an Indian yogi and guru who taught in India as well as in western countries.

    1931- O. N. V. Kurup was a Malayalam poet and lyricist from Kerala, India.

    1933-Manohar Shankar Oak was a Marathi poet, novelist, and translator from Maharashtra, India.

    Famous people that have death anniversaries on this day in history 27 May

    1964-Jawaharlal Nehru was an Indian independence activist, and the first Prime Minister of India.

    1978-P. Kunhiraman Nair was an Indian writer of Malayalam literature.

    2006-Oduvil Unnikrishnan was an Indian film actor.

    2007-Ibrahim Saeed was an Indian writer and publisher.

    Events that took place on this day in history 27 May

    1949-Indians start 12-17, owner Bill Veeck arranges a “Second Opening Day”.

    2012-IPL Cricket Final, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets; Manvinder Bisla top scores, 89 (48).

    2017-In Bangalore, India, white puffy toxic foam begins spilling out of Varthur Lake onto city streets

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    Indian History

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    1679 Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person's right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England

    1703 Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great

    1873 Heinrich Schliemann discovers "Priam's Treasure" a cache of gold and other objects in Hisarlik (Troy) in Anatolia

    1905 Japanese fleet destroys the Russian East Sea fleet in the Battle of Tsushima, the only decisive clash between modern steel battleships in history

    1940 British and Allied forces begin the evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII

    1963 Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

    1999 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo

    2006 Earthquake strikes Java, Indonesia 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

    May 27 in Film & TV

    1933 Walt Disney's short film "3 Little Pigs" released (Academy Award Best Animated film 1934)

    1977 The Sex Pistols release "God Save the Queen", sparking major controversy and leading to a ban on the song by the BBC

    May 27 in Music

    2018 South Korean boy band BTS are the first K-pop group to top the US Billboard 200 with their album "Love Yourself: Tear"

    May 27 in Sport

    1961 Fiorentina of Italy win 1st European Cup Winner's Cup against Glasgow Rangers 4-2 in Florence (2nd leg)

    Did You Know?

    The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public

    On May 27, 1930

    Famous Birthdays

    Wild Bill Hickok
    (1837 - 1876)

    Rachel Carson
    (1907 - 1964)

    Sam Snead
    (1912 - 2002)

    Christopher Lee
    (1922 - 2015)

    Henry Kissinger
    98 Years Old

    Pat Cash
    55 Years Old

    Famous Weddings

    1916 Naval commander Karl Donitz (24) weds nurse Ingeborg Weber

    1929 Aviator Charles Lindbergh (27) weds author Anne Morrow (22) in Englewood, New Jersey

    1980 President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier (28) weds Michele Bennett in Haiti

    Famous Divorces

    2003 Actress Angelina Jolie (26) divorces actor Billy Bob Thornton (47) due to irreconcilable differences

    Famous Deaths

    Ludovico Sforza
    (1452 - 1508)

    John Calvin
    (1509 - 1564)

    Robert Koch
    (1843 - 1910)

    Jawaharlal Nehru
    (1889 - 1964)

    Ezzard Charles
    (1921 - 1975)

    Maurice Richard
    (1921 - 2000)


    Battle of Tsushima

    Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō on the bridge of Mikasa, at the beginning of the Battle of Tsushima in 1905.

    May 27, 1905

    Ship that Changed the Face of Britain

    Britain was on its knees after the Second World War, its economy and infrastructure in tatters. For help the Mother Country turned to the Commonwealth.

    May 27, 1948

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    In History