On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1887

Famous Birthdays

  • Emiel van der Straeten, Flemish playwright (Sudanese legends) (d. 1918)
  • Erich Kuttner, German journalist and historian (Vorwarts), born in Berlin (d. 1942)
  • Frank Woolley, English cricket all-rounder (64 Tests, 5 x 100, 23 x 50, HS 154, 83 wickets, BB 7/76; Kent CCC), born in Tonbridge, England (d. 1978)

Famous Deaths

  • Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer, dies at 86
1887 Highlights

About May 27, 1887

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini