On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 2001

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: race rookie Hélio Castroneves of Brazil leads for the final 52 laps to win first of 4 Indy 500s; Penske Racing sweeps 1st-2nd with Gil de Ferran the runner-up

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Ridgewood CC, NJ: 5-time British Open champion Tom Watson wins first of 6 Champions Tour major titles with a 1 stroke win over Jim Thorpe

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Tom Watson

Famous Deaths

  • Ramon Bieri, American actor (Badlands, The Andromeda Strain), dies at 71
  • Victor Kermit Kiam II, American businessman (Remington shavers) and NFL owner (Patriots), dies at 74
2001 Highlights

About May 27, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini