On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 25th European Cup: Liverpool beats Real Madrid 1-0 at Paris
  • 34th Cannes Film Festival: "Man of Iron" directed by Andrzej Wajda wins the Palme d'Or

Assassination AttemptRonald Reagan is Shot

John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol
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The scene moments after John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan on March 30, 1981
The scene moments after John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan on March 30, 1981
  • Lenny Randle tries to blow a slow roller foul but umpire says no
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Fivos Constantinou, Cypriot distance runner
  • Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer
  • Miloy, Angolan footballer
  • Özgür Çevik, Turkish singer and actor