On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1837

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)
1837 Highlights

About May 27, 1837

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 184 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini