On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1930

Historical Events

  • Richard Drew invents masking tape

Historic Event

The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public

Famous Birthdays

  • Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer (Joanna tentata), born in Tallinn, Estonia (d. 2010)
  • John Barth, novelist (Sot-Weed Factor)
  • William S. Sessions, American director of FBI (1987-93), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2020)
1930 Highlights

About May 27, 1930

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini