What Happened on May 27, 1977

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 2 Boeing 747s by Pan Am & KLM collide in Canary Islands, killing 582
  • 30th Cannes Film Festival: "Padre Padrone" directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani wins the Palme d'Or
  • New York City fines George Willig 1 cent for each of 110 stories he climbed

Famous Birthdays

  • Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian athlete
  • Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricketer