What Happened on May 27


Historical Events

308 – Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope, serving until his death in 309
1960 – Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey
1965 – 10th European Cup Final, San Siro, Milan: Jair da Costa scores winner as defending champions Internazionale beat Benfica, 1-0
1967 – James Lipton and Laurence Rosenthal’s musical “Sherry!”, based on George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s play “The Man Who Came to Dinner” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 72 performances
1981 – 34th Cannes Film Festival: “Man of Iron” directed by Andrzej Wajda wins the Palme d’Or
2018 – IPL Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets; Shane Watson top scores, 117 no (57); SK’s 3rd IPL title

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Famous Birthdays

1861 – Victoria Earle Matthews, American author and activist, born in Fort Valley, Georgia (d. 1907)
1884 – Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer, and biographer of Kafka, born in Prague (d. 1968)
1911 – Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist and writer (Frihet och demokrati), born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 2006)
1947 – Liana Alexandra, Romanian pianist and composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2011)
1967 – Doug West, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1970 – Tim Farron, British politician

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Famous Deaths

1580 – Jonker Barthold Entens van Mentheda until Middelstum, dies
1902 – Jan Ferguut [Jan van Droogenbroeck], Belgian poet, dies at 67
1972 – Roy K. Marshall, American astronomer and TV scientist (Nature of Things), dies at 64
2007 – Izumi Sakai, Japanese pop singer (Zard – “Makenaide (Please Don’t Lose)”), dies from head injuries after a fall, while undergoing cancer treatments at 40
2009 – Clive Granger, Welsh-born British economist (Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences 2003), dies at 74
2011 – Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player (b. 1974)

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