On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1985

Historical Events

  • Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

Historic Event

Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan

Famous Birthdays

  • Chien-Ming Chiang, Taiwanese baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • (Clifton) "Skeeter" Best, American jazz guitarist (Erskine Hawkins; Earl Hines; Oscar Pettiford; Ray Charles; Milt Jackson), dies at 70
  • Kay Campbell, actress (All My Children), dies at 80
1985 Highlights

About May 27, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Memorial Day (United States), Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini