On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1970

Historical Events

  • British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal, 10th highest mountain
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes, English actor (Enemy at the Gates, Shakespeare in Love), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire

  • Michael Blackburn, Australian laser sailor (Olympic bronze 2000), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist
  • Tim Farron, British politician

Famous Deaths

  • Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78
1970 Highlights

About May 27, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini