On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1878

Historical Events

  • 6th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:41.75

Sports History

Australian cricket fast bowler Fred Spofforth takes 10-20 (6-4 and 4-16) in quick-fire 9 wicket tour match win over the MCC in London

Famous Deaths

  • Carlo Marsili, Italian composer, dies at 49
1878 Highlights

About May 27, 1878

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 143 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini