On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1975

Historical Events

Music releaseAlbum Release

Paul McCartney & Wings release "Venus & Mars" album

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Stanley Cup Final, The Aud, Buffalo, NY: Philadelphia Flyers win back-to-back titles; shutting out Buffalo Sabres, 2-0 for a 4-2 series win; goaltender Bernie Parent wins 2nd consecutive Conn Smyth trophy as playoff MVP
  • Worst motor vehicle disaster in UK; brakes fail on a bus full of elderly women and it plunges 17 feet off the road at Dibble's Bridge, Yorkshire, killing 33; a similar accident occurred there killing 11 in 1925

Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ© 3000 [Benjamin], American rapper (Outkast), and actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jadakiss [Jason Phillips], American rapper (The Lox), born in Yonkers, New York
  • Jamie Oliver, British chef and television personality, born in Claverling, England
  • Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer
  • ZP Theart, British heavy metal rock singer and musician (DragonForce; Skid Row), born in Clanwilliam, South Africa

Famous Deaths

Person of interestEzzard Charles

Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies of ALS at 53

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
1975 Highlights

About May 27, 1975

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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