On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1863

Historical Events

  • CSS Chattahoochie explodes on Chattahoochie River, Georgia, 18 die
  • Siege of Port Hudson in Louisiana by Union forces. Lasts 48 days, longest American military siege

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Mold, English cricket fast bowler (England 3 Tests; 1,673 1st class wickets), born in Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire (d. 1921)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Payson Chapin, Union Brigadier General, dies at 31
1863 Highlights

About May 27, 1863

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini