On This Day in History for May 27 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 131 of 131

  • 1981 John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol
  • 1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983 Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress
  • 1984 Beth Henley's "Miss Firecracker contest" premieres in NYC
  • 1985 Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
  • 1986 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1986 Norway Showcase groundbreaking
  • 1987 Jim & Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal
  • 1988 Senate ratified a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles
  • 1990 Caesar Gaviria Trujillo chosen President of Colombia
  • 1990 Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow
  • 1991 Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die
  • 1993 Dale Murphy ends carreer at 398 HRs
  • 1993 Mafia bombs Uffizi Museum in Florence, killing 6
  • 1994 Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile
  • 1994 Final broadcast of Arsenio Hall talk show
  • 1994 Larry King ended his radio show
  • 1997 1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole
  • 1997 Judge finds Pamela Lee not guilty of breaking a contract
  • 1997 Marv Albert pleads innocent to charges of sexual assault

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1997 Russian President Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1998 Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.

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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

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • 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
  • 2009 South Africa enters the global recession; the first recession for South Africa in 17 years
  • 2012 A NATO airstrike kills a family of eight, including six children, in Afghanistan
  • 2013 75 people are killed and 200 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq
  • 2013 The largest flag ever made at 5 tons with 44 miles of thread is unveiled in Romania

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2014 The director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde calls for "tougher regulation and tighter supervision" of banking sector

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Christine Lagarde
  • 2016 3 ships in 3 days sink carrying immigrants across the Mediterraneann, drowning over 700 people
  • 2017 In Bangalore, India, white puffy toxic foam begins spilling out of Varthur Lake onto city streets

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 105 of 105

  • 1971 Wayne Carey, Australian rules footballer
  • 1971 Kaur Kender, Estonian author
  • 1971 Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman
  • 1976 RJD2, American hip-hop producer
  • 1984 Kalle Spjuth, Swedish bandy player

Weddings in History

Deaths in History