On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1930

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Richard Drew invents masking tape

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler

Famous Birthdays

  • Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer (Joanna tentata), born in Tallinn, Estonia (d. 2010)
  • John Barth, novelist (Sot-Weed Factor)
  • William S Sessions, Arkansas, director of FBI