TODAY IN HISTORY
May 27, 2015
On this day,
2006- An earthquake in Indonesia kills at least six-thousand.
1999 – A United Nations tribunal indicts Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic for crimes against humanity.
1995- Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed after being thrown from his horse during an equestrian competition in Virginia.
1985- The Boston Celtics set a N-B-A record for total points by a team in their 148-114 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
1971- The Rolling Stones’ classic, “Brown Sugar,” tops the charts.
1968- “Papa Bear” George Halas retires after 48 years as head coach of the Chicago Bears.
1964- Eleven boys from Coventry, England make the news when they are kicked out of school for fashioning their hair like Mick Jagger.
1961- Ricky Nelson has the number one song in the land with his hit, “Travelin’ Man.”
1957- Buddy Holly and the Crickets’ classic, “That’ll Be The Day,” is released.
1950- Singer Frank Sinatra makes his T-V debut on N-B-C’s “Star-Spangled Review.”
1947- Elmo Tanner’s effort with the Ted Weems Orchestra, “Heartaches,” is the number one song.
1941 – The British Navy sinks the German battleship Bismarck off the coast of France.
1937- The Golden Gate bridge opens.
1873- The Preakness Stakes horse race is run for the first time in Pimlico, Maryland. The first Preakness champion is a horse by the name of Survivor.
1647 – The first “witch” execution in America takes place in Massachusetts.
1990- Actor Chris Colfer
1975- Andre Three-thousand
Chef Jamie Oliver
1971- Singer Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (T-L-C) (died 2002)
1969- NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield
1968- Baseball player Frank Thomas.
1965- Actor Todd Bridges
1961- Actress Peri Gilpin, “Frasier”
1957- Musician Siouxsie Sioux (Susie Sue) (Leader of Siouxsie and the Banshees)
1945- Folk singer Bruce Cockburn (COE-burn)
1943- Actor Bruce Weitz, Hill Street Blues.
1936- Academy Award-winner Lou Gossett Junior.
1935- Musician Ramsey Lewis.
1923- Political commentator, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
1922 – Actor Christopher Lee
1912- Golfer Sam Snead.
1911- Former Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
– Horror legend Vincent Price.
1907- American scientist Rachel Carson, author of the book “Silent Spring.”
1894- Author Dashiell Hammett, wrote novels, “The Maltese Falcon”, “The Thin Man”, and “The Glass Key.”
1837- Wild Bill Hickock.
1818- Women’s rights advocate and social reformer Amelia Bloomer.