On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, San Francisco opens

Famous Birthdays

  • John Conteh, British boxer, WBC Light Heavyweight crown (1974-77), born in Liverpool
  • Norma Jean Almodovar, American author (Cop to Call Girl) and sex worker activist, born in Binghampton, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Blamey, Australian general (WWI, WWII), dies at 67