On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1837

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestWild Bill Hickok

"Wild Bill" Hickok [James Butler], American cowboy and scout, born in Troy Grove, Illinois (d. 1876)

Folk Hero of the American Old West Wild Bill Hickok
Folk Hero of the American Old West
Wild Bill Hickok
  • Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and art critic, born in Ostrogozhsk, Voronezh Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1887)
  • Robert Hoke, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Lincolnton, North Carolina (d. 1912)