On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1990

Historical Events

  • Caesar Gaviria Trujillo chosen President of Colombia
  • Indianapolis 500: Dutchman Arie Luyendyk takes lead with 32 laps to go to earn first-ever victory in championship-level competition; average speed 185.981 mph is a record that stands until 2013
  • Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow

Famous Birthdays

  • Ekaterina Zaikina, Russian figure skater

Famous Deaths

  • Robert B. Meyner, American politician (44th Governor of New Jersey), dies at 81
1990 Highlights

About May 27, 1990

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Vogue - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Killer - Adamski