On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1979

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Polesitter Rick Mears takes lead for the final time with 18 laps to go, to win his first of four Indy 500 races

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II ordains John J O'Connor as a bishop

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer
1979 Highlights

About May 27, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini