On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1951

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

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
1951 Highlights

About May 27, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini