On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • NHL Western Conference Final: Dallas Stars beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • Super Rugby Final, Canberra: Crusaders claim their 3rd consecutive title with a 20-19 win over the ACT Brumbies; flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens kicks 5 penalties for the winners

Famous Deaths

  • Crawford Murray MacLehose of Beoch, British statesman (b. 1917)
  • Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer, fighter pilot, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer (b. 1912)

Person of interestMaurice Richard

Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), dies of abdominal cancer and Parkinson's disease at 78

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard