What Happened on May 27, 2006

Historical Events

  • "Pan's Labyrinth" fantasy film on the Spanish Civil War written and directed by Guillermo del Toro debuts at Cannes
  • Earthquake strikes Java, Indonesia at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta, killing over 6,600 people
  • NHL Western Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 1

Sports History

Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders retain title with a 19-12 win over the Wellington Hurricanes; Dan Carter kicks 4 penalties & a conversion for the winners

  • WLAF World Bowl 14, LTU arena, Düsseldorf: Frankfurt Galaxy beats Amsterdam Admirals, 22-7

Famous Weddings

  • "The Lineup" anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle (37) weds "Idesign" host Eric Villency at the 5-star Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Toth, American cartoonist (b. 1928)
  • Craig Heyward, American NFL fullback (Pro Bowl 1995; New Orleans Saints), dies from brain cancer at 39
  • Dieter Acker, German composer and pedagogue, dies at 65
  • Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)
  • Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Rob Borsellino, American columnist (b. 1949)
2006 Highlights

About May 27, 2006

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: SOS - Rihanna
  • UK #1 Song: Crazy - Gnarls Barkley