On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1887

Day of the Week: Friday

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 cricketer (long-running England left-arm all-rounder), born in Tonbridge, Kent (d. 1978)

Famous Deaths

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